May 30, 2021 - Politics & Policy

At least 2 killed, 20 injured in Miami mass shooting

People walking outside the site of the shooting.

Miami-Dade police investigate near shell case evidence markers on the ground where the shooting took place. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

At least two were killed, and 20 to 25 others injured, when three people got out of an SUV carrying assault rifles and handguns and started "shooting indiscriminately into the crowd" outside a concert in Miami early Sunday, according to a police statement and the Miami Herald.

Why it matters: It's the second shooting during Memorial Day Weekend in Miami this year — seven people were shot, with one of them dying, in the city on Friday night. The killings come as the country has experienced a spate of mass gun violence during 2021.

Details: Investigators with the police's homicide bureau are looking for the perpetrators in the Sunday morning shooting. Police say they got back into the SUV — a white Nissan Pathfinder — and fled the scene.

  • Eight of the victims were transferred to hospitals in Miami-Dade and Broward. Twelve other victims "were self transported" to hospitals in the area, per the statement. One of the victims was in critical condition.

What he's saying: “This type of gun violence has to stop,” said Miami-Dade Police Director Alfredo "Freddy" Ramirez III, per the Herald.

  • “Every weekend it is the same thing. This is targeted, this is definitely not random.”

Editor's note: This post is being updated as further details are revealed.

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