Three people, including a female prosecutor, are killed and five injured after a gunman opens fire at a Miami graduation party
- The shooting happened at 2 a.m. on Sunday morning in Miami’s Kendall neighborhood
- There was a graduation party held in a hookah lounge in a strip mall
- Two cars drove into the parking lot when the crowd was outside and opened fire
- A woman, a prosecutor, was shot and later died in hospital
- Two other victims, both men, died in a car accident near the scene
- Five people were injured in the shooting – the second in Miami in a week
- Last weekend, three people were killed and 20 injured when gunmen opened fire outside a nightclub in the north of the city
Three people were killed in Miami and five others were injured after a shootout outside a hookah lounge where a graduation party was being held.
One of the victims was a female prosecutor, who died in hospital. The other two were men in a car that crashed near the scene and were found dead. A gun was found in the car.
The gunfight took place around 2 a.m. in the Kendall neighborhood of south Miami.
Revelers had been celebrating a graduation party and were wandering outside the venue when two cars—a dark Chevy Malibu and a white Toyota Camry—rolled into the parking lot and opened fire inside.
Police were seen in Miami on Sunday morning, investigating the scene of a shooting that took place overnight. Three people died and five were injured when two cars stopped at a parking lot and opened fire. Officers are still looking for the cars involved
Freddy Ramirez, the director of the Miami-Dade Police Department, said Sunday morning: “This violence must stop. Every weekend is the same’
Five were injured and taken to hospital.
The shooting comes a week after the province’s worst mass shooting in recent memory.
On May 30, three gunmen in ski masks and hoodies attacked a crowd leaving a rap album release concert at a club in northwestern Miami-Dade, causing a barrage of gunfire killing two and twenty others. were injured.
Freddy Ramirez, the director of the Miami-Dade Police Department, spoke of his grief and anger over the waves of shootings.
“It just shows you the magnitude of this issue of gun violence,” Ramirez said Sunday morning.
“It has implications not only for the community, but also for the law enforcement community.
“We all have to work together. This violence must stop,” Ramirez said. ‘And that’s very frustrating. Every weekend is the same.’
Police are looking for the two cars involved in the shooting in the early hours of Sunday outside a strip mall where a graduation party was being held
Police have been spotted at the scene of the shooting, which took place in the early hours of Sunday
On Sunday morning, the site was still cordoned off as police searched the scene for clues
Miami-Dade mayor Daniella Levine Cava said she was “shocked” by the tragedy.
“Protecting the safety and well-being of all families in Miami-Dade and swiftly bringing those responsible to justice is our most urgent priority,” she said in the statement.
“We will not allow a small group of violent actors to terrorize our community, and violent violators will come under the full weight of the law.”
She has brought in an $8 million “Peace and Prosperity Plan” to reduce the number of shootings, but the city has yet to decide exactly how the money will be spent.
County Commissioner Raquel Regalado, who represents the district where the shooting took place, said more needs to be done to protect young people.
“I cannot imagine the horror for these families when a celebration of their young graduates is marred by such unspeakable violence,” Regalado said in a statement.
“This incident is proof that gun violence knows no bounds in our Miami-Dade community.”
Police are still looking for the second car involved.