2 dead, 20 to 25 people shot after 3 suspects open fire on crowd: Police
(MIAMI) — At least two people have been killed and an estimated 20 to 25 people have been shot after three suspects with assault rifles and handguns exited a vehicle and began shooting at a crowd of people.
The incident occurred at some point between midnight and 1 a.m. in Miami-Dade County in Florida when a white Nissan Pathfinder drove up to a location that was being rented for a scheduled concert, exited the vehicle and began unloading their firearms on the crowd, according to Miami-Dade police director Alfredo Ramirez who briefed the media early Sunday morning.
Ramirez called it “a terrible tragedy for the community” and added that it was a “cowardly act.
Two victims have been confirmed dead and an estimated 20 to 25 people have been shot in the incident as authorities are still looking to confirm the number victims.
“Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded, determined two victims were deceased on the scene and transported eight others to various hospitals in Miami-Dade and Broward,” the Miami-Dade Police Department said in a press release early Sunday morning. “In addition, over twelve other victims were self-transported to various hospitals. At least one victim was transported in critical condition.”
None of the suspects are in custody at this time and detectives are seeking the information and assistance from the community so they can identity who the suspects are as well as the whereabouts of the individuals responsible for the act.
“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,” Ramirez added in a statement posted on Twitter. “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.”
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477.
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