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A celebration turned deadly when a 21-year-old man was fatally shot after he tried to break up a fight over food and utensils at a baptism party.

The party, thrown for a 5-month-old in North Miami Beach, was crashed by a group of uninvited guests after details were announced on the social media site TAGGED. According to police, none of the individuals who showed up unannounced were related to the family.

According to NBC:

An argument started between one of the uninvited guests and a kitchen helper over the lack of utensils and food, so the homeowner told everyone to leave.

Police said they were originally called to the scene at 4:07 a.m. regarding a fight, but the call escalated into a shooting as officers were on their way.

Four to five women started to physically fight with one of the men, so Wilson Alexis tried to intervene, police said. At some point, two shots were fired and one of them struck Wilson Alexis, according to police.

Alexis was taken to Ryder Trauma Center where he later died.

“Something so insignificant turned into someone getting killed,” Thomas Carney, North Miami Beach Director of Police Services, told the Miami Herald. “It’s really sad.”

“He was a good boy; he never got in trouble,” the victim’s father, Francoeur Alexis, told the Herald.

“Someone needs to get caught,” Francoeur Alexis told the newspaper. “My son didn’t deserve this.”

Police interviewed partygoers but are still investigating the shooting. They still do not have a suspect in custody. If you have any information about the shooting, please contact the North Miami Beach Police Department at 305-NMB-POLICE or 305-662-765423 or Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

Our condolences to Alexis’ loved ones.

SOURCE: NBC | PHOTO CREDIT: North Miami Beach Police

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