Police in South Florida were looking for suspects on Monday after two people were killed and 21 were injured in a shooting outside the banquet hall, which authorities called domestic terrorist acts.
County Commissioner Keon Hardemon Press conference A drive-by shooting in Miami’s Winwood district killed one person and injured six others, and the shooting, which occurred 24 hours later, had a chilling effect on the community.
“We need to be clear about what’s happening in Miami-Dade County,” Hardemon said. “These are domestic terrorist acts.”
Police Secretary Alfredo “Freddy” Ramirez III was temporarily blocked during a briefing by his father, who shed tears from one of the victims who was killed during a shooting taken by a police officer.
“It’s the pain you see,” Ramirez said. “All of us must work harder to bring justice to these families.”
According to police, a shooting occurred near Hialeah in the El Mura Banquet Hall, which was rented out for the concert.After waiting 20 to 40 minutes in the parking lot, the suspect rolled out of the white Nissan Pathfinder and Ramirez be called “Targeted timid gun violence”.
Police said several people in the crowd were armed and counterattacked, 23 were shot dead, and two died on the scene. Three were seriously injured and hospitalized on Monday, and three were released, including a 17-year-old man whose foot was shot.
Officials say the shooting stemmed from an ongoing conflict between two different groups, and when the sniper took place, the targeted target was outside the function hall. Police are still working on video and forensic evidence scrutiny after being on the scene for almost 24 hours.
No arrest has been announced.police Released a video Assist the general public in identifying the vehicle and the suspect.
Daniella Levine Cava, Mayor of Miami-Dade County, Press conference Local, state and federal officials, including the FBI, said they were “working 24 hours a day” to expedite the investigation. Cava said the prosecution would fight organized crime if the suspect was arrested. He said he would use the RICO Act, a federal law, to strengthen penalties “when appropriate.”
Cava encouraged the general public to provide information.
“I need your help,” Kava said. “If you have any information that can help you resolve these crimes, you need to be in front of you.”
Camping World CEO and television personality Marcus Lemonis said on Twitter that authorities would offer a $ 100,000 bounty to “arrest and convict” the suspect.
The Miami branch of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering $ 25,000 as a bounty, Ramirez later said on Twitter, bringing the total bounty to $ 125,000.
Police have not yet announced the names of the victims.
According to the Associated Press, Clayton Dillard and his family were waiting outside the banquet hall for fear of their loved one being among the two victims.
“I know he’s there,” Dillard said, “but they don’t allow me to claim him.”
Family and friends also gathered outside Jackson Memorial Hospital on Sunday, waiting for news about the condition of their loved ones and having a prayer circle.
Angelica Green told reporters that her 24-year-old son and nephew were shot when three men in “hoodies and ski masks” fired. Herald report. Green said her son was “enthusiastic” and in pain when he called her and her husband.
“It was the worst phone call in my life,” Green said. “He said he loved us if something happened to him. We said,” We too. I love you, but you’re going to survive this. “
Chad Harris said WSVN-7 His 19-year-old daughter had surgery after being shot and was waiting for a doctor to contact her about her condition.
“I can’t explain my feelings in words now,” Harris said. “We are just praying.”
Contributions: John Bacon and Elinor Aspergren, USA TODAY; Associated Press
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This article was originally published in USA TODAY. Shooting in Miami: 2 dead, 21 injured