Moment three gunmen stop at rapper’s birthday party in Miami before killing two and injuring 22 – as one of the victims is pictured
- The gunmen pulled into a white SUV armed with assault rifles
- The El Mula Banquet Hall had been rented out for a concert and several people had gathered outside when it ended when gunfire broke out
- Police believe the shooting was targeted, but no immediate arrests were made
- Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo called on the justice system to ‘throw the book’ at ‘cowardly misfits’ caught with firearms while committing a crime
- No one has been arrested for the attack, which police say was ‘target’
- The party was for a local rapper named ABMG Spitta – it’s unclear if he’s been harmed
Police released surveillance footage of three unidentified gunmen arriving Sunday night at a rapper’s birthday party in Miami-Dade before opening fire on the crowd inside, killing two people and injuring another 22.
The gunmen were shown jumping out of a white SUV at El Mula Banquet Hall in northwest Miami-Dade in the early hours of Sunday morning. They were all dressed in black and appeared to be carrying guns.
Once inside, they opened fire on the crowd, killing two people, including Clayton Dillard III and one other person. Clayton was identified by his father on Monday.
It is still unclear whether the shooters were targeting someone in particular, or whether they wanted to shoot haphazardly.
The party was for ABMG Spitta, a local rapper whose real name is Courtney Paul Wilson. It is not clear if he was injured.
The shooting was one of two over the weekend – a third person was killed in another shooting.
This as the three gunmen arrived at the El Mula Banquet Hall in Northwest Miami-Dade in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The gunmen get back into the car after shooting two people and injuring 22 people
Clayton Dillard was named by his father as one of the victims. he was 24
At a press conference on Monday morning, Dillard’s father, also known as Clayton, shouted, ‘They killed my son! Killed my son!’
He had to be subdued by local police officers. Detectives said the shooting was a targeted attack.
The party was for local rapper ABMG Spitta. It is unclear if he was injured
“This kind of violence has to stop. It’s the same every weekend. This is a target, ”said Alfredo“ Freddy ”Ramirez of Miami-Dade Police.
Authorities believe the shooting was targeted, but no arrests were immediately announced. After the shooting, the trio of gunmen got back into the car and fled the scene.
Many of the victims were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where a crowd of friends and relatives gathered this morning to pray and wait for news.
A mother of one of the victims told Angelica Green NBC Miami that her son had called her in the middle of the night to say he was on his way to the hospital.
“He called us crazy and told us he was shot, that it hurts, that it hurts and that he loves us and wants us to know,” she said.
Clayton Dillard’s father interrupted a police press conference on Monday and yelled “they killed him!”
Miami-Dade Police Director Alfredo Ramirez III said the violence was spiraling out of control
‘My husband says ‘don’t stay with us, stay with us’. We jump in the car and talk to him to keep him alert. ‘
Police sought community help to identify and arrest the gunmen.
American businessman and philanthropist Marcus Lemonis tweeted that he will contribute $ 100,000 for information leading to the arrest and arrest of the gunmen.
“I am offering a $ 100,000 reward to help the authorities in my hometown @MiamiDadePD arrest and convict the suspect (s) … pass this on,” he wrote.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis called for “quick and stern” justice.
“We mourn the loss of the two victims and pray for the recovery of the more than 20 injured at El Mula Banquet Hall near Hialeah,” he tweeted. “We are working with local authorities to do justice to the perpetrators.”
Firearms-related homicides have exploded in the United States in the past year.
On Wednesday, a public transit worker shot dead nine people in a California railroad yard before pointing his gun at himself when police arrived.
Mass shootings have occurred in recent months at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, an office building in California, a grocery store in Colorado, and several spas in Atlanta.
Two people died and another 25 were injured after gunmen fired haphazardly at a crowd gathered for a concert in South Florida in the early hours of this morning.