Two people are killed and at least 20 injured in mass shootings during a rap concert in Miami

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Two people are killed and at least 20 injured in mass shootings at a Miami-Dade rap concert after three gunmen fired at the crowd

  • 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

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.

Just after midnight, three people, armed with assault rifles and pistols, pulled up in a white SUV to El Mula Banquet Hall in northwest Miami-Dade and started firing.

The party hall in the Hialeah area had been rented out for the concert and some concertgoers were outside when the gunmen got out of the Nissan Pathfinder vehicle and gunfire erupted.

Police said two concertgoers died on the spot and as many as 25 people went to different hospitals for treatment, some traveling in their own vehicles. At least one is in critical condition.

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.

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.

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.

Footage from 7 News Miami shows some of the injured being taken to hospital and investigators combing the parking lot of El Mula Banquet Hall.

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.

Footage from 7 News Miami shows several injured people being taken to hospital

Footage from 7 News Miami shows several injured people being taken to hospital

Police band blocks mass shooting scene near banquet hall rented for rap concert

Police band blocks mass shooting scene near banquet hall rented for rap concert

“I am on the scene of another targeted and cowardly act of gun violence, in which more than 20 victims were shot and 2 unfortunately died,” tweeted Police Director Alfredo “Freddy” Ramirez III.

“These are cold-blooded killers firing blindly into a crowd and we will seek justice. My deepest condolences to the families of the victims. ‘

Police sought community help to identify and arrest the gunmen.

Authorities believe the shooting was targeted, but no arrests were immediately announced

Authorities believe the shooting was targeted, but no arrests were immediately announced

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.

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