Miami has been hit again by a new shooting that killed at least two people and wounded around 25 . In the early hours of Saturday to Sunday, three individuals opened fire on those attending a concert in the American city of Miami Gardens (Miami, Florida state), leaving two fatalities, according to the latest information. Police described the attack as a “cowardly and selective act of armed violence . “
The events occurred in a billiard hall located in a commercial area in the northwest of the coastal city. A concert was being held at the venue and several of the organizers were outside the venue when a white SUV approached the scene and the three attackers got out, according to a police statement. The individuals, equipped with assault rifles , opened fire on the crowd indiscriminately and then fled in the same vehicle.
When the police arrived at the scene, the three attackers had already fled and the emergency services found two dead and more than twenty injured who had to be rushed to the hospital. At least one of them is in critical condition .
The police response
“They are cold-blooded murderers who fired indiscriminately at a crowd and we will seek justice,” said Miami-Dade County Police Department Director Alfredo “Freddy” Ramírez III , in a message posted on Twitter. In addition, he described the events as a “cowardly and selective act of armed violence.” According to the latest information, the Police do not have at the moment any description of the three individuals.
The Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis , expressed his regret through social networks and said he was working with local authorities to “do justice” to the attackers. “Justice must be swift and severe!”, He sentenced in a message posted on Twitter.
The attack in Miami Gardens came just 24 hours after another shooting in Wynwood – a Miami neighborhood just 20 kilometers away – in the early hours of Friday to Saturday that left one dead and six wounded from gunshots . This incident coincided with the start of the long Memorial Day weekend, which traditionally sees thousands of visitors arriving in the coastal city