Spring break took a tragic turn for revelers and tourists celebrating South Florida’s warm weather and world-famous beaches.
A shooting in South Beach on Friday night left one person dead and another seriously injured, Miami Beach police said.
In a statement issued early Saturday morning, authorities said gunshots were heard shortly after 10:30 p.m. party nights.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found two men with gunshot wounds. The victims were transported to the Ryder Trauma Unit at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
One of the men died at the hospital and the other is in critical condition, police said.
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Detectives are still investigating what led up to the incident. Three firearms were recovered at the scene and one person was arrested.
A CBS Miami reporter, who was in the area working on another story, said he saw people running toward their car and then heard at least five gunshots.
One Twitter user who said he was “so close to this scene,” wrote that “Ocean Drive panicked en masse.”
TO graphic video shared on Twitter appears to show an officer performing CPR on a victim outside the Avalon Hotel.
Just after 1 p.m. ET, Miami Beach police posted an update confirming “This was an isolated incident.”
The person who was detained is “fully cooperating with the investigation.” However, the police said that the identities of all parties cannot be revealed while the investigation is ongoing.
Last year, city leaders imposed a midnight curfew following two similar incidents on Ocean Drive.