At least two people were killed and an estimated 20 to 25 people were injured in a shooting near a banquet hall in South Florida, police said.
The shots erupted early Sunday morning at the El Mula banquet hall in northwest Miami-Dade County, near Hialeah, police told the media.
The banquet hall had been rented for a concert. Three people got out of a pickup truck and opened fire on the crowd outside, Police Director Alfredo explained. Freddy Ramirez III. Authorities believe the shooting was planned.
“These are cold-blooded killers who fired indiscriminately into a crowd and we will seek justice,” Ramírez said in a tweet.
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. 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.
— Alfredo "Freddy" Ramirez III (@MDPD_Director) May 30, 2021
Two people died at the scene, police said. Up to 25 people went to various hospitals for treatment. No arrests were immediately announced.
“This is a despicable act of gun violence, a cowardly act,” Ramírez told the Miami Herald.