2 dead, over 20 injured in 'targeted' shooting in Florida

Elias Hubbard
May 30, 2021

Police believe this was a "targeted" shooting, and they're now searching for the SUV and the unidentified suspects.

Two victims have been confirmed dead and an estimated 20 to 25 people have been shot in the incident as authorities are still looking to confirm the number of victims.

Al Jazeera's Andy Gallacher, reporting from Miami, said according to police reports people began "shooting indiscriminately into the crowd".

No arrests have yet been made. "These are cold-blooded murderers that shot indiscriminately into a crowd and we will seek justice".

Three people climbed out of a white auto "with assault rifles and handguns and started firing indiscriminately into the crowd", police director Alfredo Ramirez III told reporters.

Gov. Ron DeSantis took to Twitter to offer his condolences to the victims and their families.

"All of this of course coming at the back of a huge spike in gun violence in this country", he added.

It was the second major shooting in the Miami area in as many days.

One person was killed and six others injured in a drive-by shooting in Wynwood.

Police were seeking help from the community in finding the shooters.

Anyone with information was asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

Community leaders joined state and local officials in expressing outrage over the shooting, vowing to hold those responsible accountable while also pushing for a broader discussion about addressing the underlying causes of violence to prevent future shootings.

Angelica Green told reporters at the scene that her son and nephew, both 24, were among those wounded. Both were in hospital recovering, though the nephew, hit four times, was in more serious condition. "They say that some guys came out with hoodies and ski masks and just started spraying at the crowd", she said, adding that it was "very scary". A father told WSVN that his 19-year-old daughter was injured in the shooting and that she was in surgery at Jackson Memorial.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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