Two people were killed and over 20 injured in a mass shooting in Miami early Sunday, the Miami-Dade Police Department said in a statement.
Three people got out of an SUV and “began shooting indiscriminately into the crowd,” that were standing outside a "scheduled event" at an establishment on 186th Street, to the west of Miami Gardens, the statement said.
Investigators were hunting for the suspects who returned to their vehicle and fled the scene after the incident, the statement added.
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Miami-Dade Fire Rescue found two people dead when they got to the scene and transported eight people to various local hospitals, the statement said, adding that 12 other victims went to hospital on their own.
At least one victim was transported in critical condition, the statement said.
Miami Dade Police Director Alfredo "Freddy" Ramirez III called the incident "another targeted and cowardly act of gun violence" on Twitter.
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
It is the second major shooting in the Miami area in as many days. NBC Miami reported one person died after 7 people were shot near Wynwood Friday night.
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