3 dead, multiple wounded in Florida graduation party shooting

Henrietta Strickland
June 7, 2021

Three people, including a Florida corrections officer, were killed in a shooting early Sunday after a graduation party in southwest Miami-Dade County, police said. Ramirez said at least one vehicle pulled into the parking lot near where the party took place and began opening fire.

Two of the deaths occurred when a vehicle crashed into a wall at nearby Miami Dade College's Kendall campus According to NBC Miami. A firearm was found in the vehicle, police said.

The woman who was fatally shot was a Florida corrections officer, police said.

Another shooting on May 28 in the Wynwood area killed one person and injured six others. Those who were injured are in stable condition. There have been no arrests made yet.

The attack comes on the heels of a similar incident in late May, in which a white van pulled up near a Miami-Dade banquet hall and three people opened fire, killing two people and injuring 21. This violence has to stop, ' Ramirez said. "We've got other victims and their families that are destroyed over senseless violence, over stupidness, reckless shooting, innocent people getting hit".

He added in a tweet on Sunday: "Our community was again painfully struck by gun violence overnight".

"My deepest condolences to those affected by this intentional act of violence", wrote Ramirez on Twitter over the weekend.

Sunday's shooting follows a bloody Memorial Day weekend in the Miami area that saw three people killed and 20 wounded in a still-unsolved mass shooting at a banquet hall.

The identities of those killed and wounded were not immediately released Sunday.

'We all have to band together.

The rise in gun violence pushed Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava to increase enforcement and protective measures specifically in areas with historically high levels of crime and where illegal businesses have been busted.

Freddy Ramirez, the director of Miami-Dade Police Department, spoke of his sadness and anger at the waves of shootings.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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