Authorities in Florida are investigating a mass shooting the claimed two lives and injured over 20 more victims.
According to the New York Post, Miami-Dade Police Department Director Alfredo “Freddy” Ramirez III posted on Twitter early Sunday morning that “cold blooded murderers” shot into a crowd attending a concert at a banquet hall in the Miami area.
Ramirez reportedly told CBS that the mass shooting west of Miami Gardens was a “targeted act of gun violence.” A motive is not yet known.
I am at the scene of another targeted and cowardly act of gun violence, where over 20 victims were shot and 2 have sadly died. These are cold blooded murderers that shot indiscriminately into a crowd and we will seek justice. My deepest condolences to the family of the victims.
— Alfredo "Freddy" Ramirez III (@MDPD_Director) May 30, 2021
The victims have not been identified. Police are reportedly looking for at least three suspects, who allegedly pulled up to the El Mula Banquet Hall in a Nissan Pathfinder just after midnight, and shot into the crowd with assault rifles and handguns.
According to the Miami Herald, the event was an album release party with several acts performing. That report indicates up to 25 people were injured, and several remain hospitalized.
This is a developing story and all information is preliminary. CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.
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