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Father of four spent Saturday at kids’ football games. He was fatally shot Saturday night

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The pictures on Marquel Brooks’ Facebook page say he did two things — worked construction and spent time at his sons’ youth football games. His Saturday photos showed him with the Little River football team and cheerleaders on the bus going to and coming from Saturday’s action.

Five hours later, the 34-year-old father of four was shot dead in Brownsville.

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The shooting reportedly happened in the 4300 block of Northwest 24th Avenue around 8 p.m. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue took another victim to Ryder Trauma Center. Social media posts, including one from rap mogul and inner city youth football backer Luther Campbell, mourned Brooks’ death.

“Only thing Marquel do is go to work Monday through Friday,” his girlfriend Shalisa Williams told WPLG Channel 10. “Saturday, he’s at football. Sunday is family day. That’s it. That was his life.”

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