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Florida corrections officer one of 3 killed in shooting outside graduation party

Three people were killed and six other wounded early Sunday morning in a mass shooting that followed a graduation party in south Florida.

Miami-Dade Police Director Freddy Ramirez said the incident occurred at about 2 a.m. when people were leaving the party, at a hookah lounge/restaurant in a Kendall strip mall, Local10 reports.

Police said one or two vehicles drove up on the scene and someone inside opened fire.

Police found a car crashed into a wall at Miami-Dade College’s Kendall campus nearby and believe it was involved in the shooting. Two men were found dead inside, along with a firearm.

The third victim was identified as Florida Department of Corrections office Tyleisha Taylor, 20, the Miami Herald reported. James Baiardi, president of the state corrections chapter of the Police Benevolent Association, said Taylor worked at Dade Correctional Institution. Ramirez said investigators did not believe Taylor was targeted.

“We’ve got to stop it here in Miami-Dade County,” Ramirez said Sunday. “We’ve got another victims and their families that are destroyed over senseless violence, over stupidness, reckless shooting, innocent people getting hit.”

Sunday’s shooting came just a week after another mass shooting in Miami-Dade, as CrimeOnline previously reported. Gunmen in ski masks and hoodies opened fire as people left an album release party at a banquet hall, killing two people and wounding at least 20 more. No arrests have been made in that shooting.

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