Miami Mass Shooting early Sunday killed two individuals and injured over 20 others, according to authorities.
According to Miami-Dade police, three suspects stepped out of an SUV and “began firing indiscriminately into the audience” outside a “planned gathering” at a business on 186th Street in the Hialeah region west of Miami Gardens.
The location, according to NBC Miami, was a banquet hall that had been booked out for a performance.
The gunmen returned to their car and left, according to the statement, and investigators were on the lookout for them.
According to the statement, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue discovered two persons dead and brought eight others to hospitals, while 12 other victims went to hospitals on their own. According to the statement, at least one person was taken in critical condition.
One victim’s mother, Angelica Green, claimed her son contacted her in the middle of the night to say he was on his way to the hospital.
Green told NBC Miami, “He phoned us hysterical, telling us he had been shot, that it hurts, it hurts, and that he loves us and wants us to know.” “‘No, stay with us, stay with us,’ my husband says. We get in the car and begin conversing with him in order to keep him awake.”
On Twitter, Miami Dade Police Chief Alfredo “Freddy” Ramirez III described the shooting as “another targeted and despicable act of gun violence.”
It was the city’s second big shooting in less than a week. According to NBC Miami, one person died after seven individuals were shot on Friday night.
“We will do all in our power to bring the shooters to justice and putting an end to this carnage,” she declared.
In a tweet on Sunday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis urged for “quick and harsh” action against the shooters.
“We grieve the death of the two victims at El Mula Banquet Hall in Hialeah and hope for the healing of the more than 20 individuals injured,” he stated. “We’re working with local authorities to bring the criminals to justice.”
According to a report by the Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit research group, there were at least 200 mass shootings in the United States in the first 132 days of this year.