Two dead and more than 20 injured in Florida banquet hall shooting

少なくとも 2 人が死亡し、 20 injured in Miami early on Sunday as attackers opened fire on concertgoers outside a banquet hall. これは、市内で 2 回目の銃乱射事件でした。 24 時間.

A police spokesman said the shooting happened in the Hialeah area. Three people got out of a white SUV and began firing on a line outside the El Mula banquet hall. The attackers used assault rifles and a handgun, 当局は言った.

“These are cold-blooded murderers that shot indiscriminately into a crowd and we will seek justice,” the Miami-Dade police director, Alfredo Ramirez, said in a tweet.

“This is a despicable act of gun violence, a cowardly act,” he told the Miami Herald. “This type of gun violence has to stop. Every weekend it is the same thing. This is targeted, this is definitely not random.”

On Friday night, a drive-by shooting in Wynwood left one dead and six wounded. Authorities were alerted by ShotSpotter, an audible detection system that relays the sound of gunfire.

On Sunday morning, a law enforcement source said officers who arrived to find victims lying in the road outside the rented party venue likened the scene to “a war zone”.

With almost all pandemic restrictions lifted, visitors have swelled numbers in Miami, a popular vacation destination, for the Memorial Day weekend.

Police have not said if they believe the shootings are linked, but said that it appeared the victims were targeted in both attacks.

After the Friday incident, detectives found shell casings from at least two types of weapon.

In the Sunday incident, 当局は言った, eight wounded were taken to hospital by ambulance, at least one in critical condition. さらに 12 people went to local hospitals on their own, the Herald reported.

Ramirez told the newspaper he was concerned by levels of gun crime in Miami.

“It is very difficult to stop a small amount of individuals who want to go out there and commit murder, and it takes all of us to stop this," 彼は言った. “We really have to put the work in this summer to keep our children and community safe.”

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