- A shooting at a concert in Miami left at least two dead and 25 wounded in the early hours of this Sunday.
- Subsequently, the police began a chase in the area to find the suspects.
- Men armed with a combination of rifles and pistols opened fire in the function room.
A shooting at an event hall in Miami where a concert was taking place left at least two dead and 25 injured, in the early hours of this Sunday, according to reports. Subsequently, the police started a manhunt in the area.
The hall was being used for a concert when three armed men got out of a car and opened fire on a crowd of people on the eve of Memorial Day. The suspects used a combination of rifles and pistols, according to the Miami Herald.
Miami concert shooting left two dead
The incident occurred between approximately midnight and 1 a.m., when the concert was ending. Authorities said the shots occurred outside the concert venue.
Police believe the suspects were traveling in a white Nissan Pathfinder, a WPLG-TV of Miami reporter reported on Twitter. Specifically, the shooting occurred at El Mula Banquet Hall at the Country Club Shopping Center in Hialeah, reported Parker Branton from WPLG on Twitter.
“An act of directed and cowardly violence”
The injured were taken to various hospitals, either in rescue vehicles or personal vehicles, Branton wrote. At least one of the injured people was in critical condition, the Herald.
So far, the possible cause of the shooting has not been revealed. “We believe this is an act of gun violence,” Miami-Dade Police Director Alfredo “Freddy” Ramírez told the newspaper.
“These are cold-blooded killers.”
“These are cold-blooded killers who fired indiscriminately into a crowd and we will seek justice. My condolences to the family of the victims, “added” Freddy “Ramírez through his Twitter account.
The Miami-Dade Fire Department took eight of the injured to Miami-Dade and Broward hospitals, said Miami-Dade Police spokesman Detective Angel Rodriguez. In addition, 12 other victims went to various hospitals on their own.
A cowardly act
Alex Lanires, a Country Club Shopping Center worker, assured Branton that it was a matter of time before something like this happened: “There is usually a fight on the weekends, that has been affecting the business.”
“This is a despicable act of gun violence, a cowardly act,” added Ramírez. Authorities asked anyone with information to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.
No arrests have been made
As of this writing, no arrests have been made related to the shooting that left two dead and more than 20 injured in the Miami area, according to reports by NBC Miami.
“It is very difficult to stop a small number of people who want to go out and commit murders, and it is necessary that we all can stop this,” Ramírez said. “We really have to work hard this summer to keep our children and the community safe.”
It’s the second major shooting in the Miami area this weekend
This is the second major shooting in the Miami area during Memorial Day weekend. Late on Friday through Saturday, one person was killed and six others injured in a drive-by shooting in the Wynwood area of Miami.
A few minutes before midnight, the local police went to Wynwood, one of the main fashionable neighborhoods of the city thanks to its art galleries and restaurants of varied gastronomy, after receiving emergency calls in which they were alerted that there had been a shooting in Wynwwod, at the beginning of Memorial Day.
They announced reinforcement of security measures
The seven gunshot wounded were taken to nearby hospitals. Police have not reported any arrests or identified suspects in this incident.
The local authorities had announced the reinforcement of security measures in the face of the arrival of thousands of people this weekend, which for many represents the unofficial start of summer trips in the United States and then the shooting in Wynwood, in the start of Memorial Day.
Miami prepares to host thousands of tourists
The Miami, Florida airport, anticipated about 110,000 daily passengers during this long weekend, which is the highest number since the pandemic caused by covid-19 began in March 2020.
The city of Miami Beach had announced restrictions heading into the weekend, but the shooting in Wynwood occurred at the beginning of Memorial Day, which is celebrated on May 31 and honors its military personnel killed in service. , which include, among other measures, limits on the number of people on the beach and controls on access to the city.
Miami under surveillance
The measures are intended to prevent the excesses that occurred last “Spring Break”, spring break and during which dozens of people were arrested who did not respect the preventive norms of covid-19 and confronted the Police, in addition to seize firearms.
To this is added the experience of previous years, in which hundreds of thousands of young people, to a great extent of color, “took” this Memorial Day weekend the streets of Miami Beach. The Police always prepare especially for this weekend. a week in which thunderous hip-hop music, dancing, and drinking often ended in late-night brawls and altercations.
Wynwood, the city’s hot spot
Wynwood is one of the main fashionable neighborhoods of the city thanks to its art galleries and restaurants of varied gastronomy. The police came after receiving emergency calls alerting them that several shots had been registered.
“I had seen on the South Beach side before but already everyone left South Beach and are moving to this area. Unfortunately, this generates a negative image for the Miami community, ”a Wynwood neighbor warns. Telemundo. Read the full news here.