Two people were killed and 20 wounded during a shooting outside a concert in Hialeah, Florida on Sunday, May 30th.
As Pitchfork report, the shooting took place in the car park of El Mula Banquet Hall. The venue was hosting an album launch party, featuring performances from local rappers like ABMG Spitta.
Miami-Dade Police Director Alfredo Ramirez III confirmed that concert attendees were standing outside the venue when a white Nissan Pathfinder drove into the car park. Three unnamed individuals reportedly stepped out of the car armed with handguns and assault rifles and opened fire into the crowd.
According to the reports, the suspects “began shooting indiscriminately into the crowd.” Upon inspecting the crime scene police found hundreds of bullet cases. Investigators have not identified any suspects or motives behind the killings. In a press conference, Ramirez said that the shooting was “definitely not random.”
“We believe this is a targeted act of gun violence,” said Ramirez. “This is a despicable act of gun violence, a cowardly act.”
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue took eight injured to local hospitals, whilst 12 other victims went to other hospitals on their own. At least one victim was transported in critical condition. The two victims killed in the shooting were pronounced dead at the scene.
The attackers donned hoodies and ski masks. Police are appealing for information about the three individuals — believed to be men — and the white Nissan Pathfinder they used.
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I am at the scene of another targeted and cowardly act of gun violence, where over 20 victims were shot and 2 have sadly died. These are cold blooded murderers that shot indiscriminately into a crowd and we will seek justice. My deepest condolences to the family of the victims.
— Alfredo “Freddy” Ramirez III (@MDPD_Director) May 30, 2021
Watch: Three people pulled up in a white SUV outside a banquet hall in Hialeah, where a concert was being held early Sunday and fired indiscriminately into the crowd before fleeing the scene, the Miami-Dade police said. https://t.co/eiGuDBjaRS pic.twitter.com/XsJfdmYoWm
— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 30, 2021