A shooting at a graduation party has left at least three folks useless and 5 others injured, the latest in a string of shootings in the Miami area, police mentioned Sunday.
The party had simply ended at a strip mall car parking zone simply south of Miami-Dade College round 2 a.m. Sunday. One or extra automobiles “pulled up and began to fire into the crowd,” Miami-Dade police Director Alfredo “Freddie” Ramirez said at a news conference.
The identities of those killed and wounded were not immediately released Sunday. Two were deceased at the scene, and another died at the hospital, Ramirez said.
The person who died at the hospital was identified by authorities as Tyleisha Taylor, 20, who had worked at Dade Correctional Institution since January 2020.
“We are devastated to learn a member of our FDC family, Officer Taylor, was killed in a fatal shooting. Our prayers are with her family as they navigate this unimaginable loss,” Florida Secretary of Corrections Mark Inch mentioned in an announcement.
“It just goes to show you the magnitude of this gun violence issue,” Ramirez mentioned on the information convention. “It doesn’t just affect the community, it affects the law enforcement community as well.”
Two males additionally died when their automobile crashed right into a wall at Miami Dade’s College’s Kendall campus whereas fleeing the scene. At least one gun was in the automobile, mentioned Ramirez, however the actual connection to the shooting was unclear.
Sunday’s shooting follows final week’s shooting that left three folks killed and 20 wounded in a still-unsolved bloody Memorial Day weekend.
“This violence has to stop,” Ramirez mentioned. “This is extremely frustrating. Every weekend, it’s the same thing. And we’ve just got to band together. We did Operation Summer Heat, made a lot of arrests, seized a lot of firearms and here we are again.”
Another shooting on May 28 in the Wynwood space killed one individual and injured six others.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava mentioned she was “horrified” by this newest shooting.
“We will not allow a small group of violent actors to terrorize our community, and violent offenders will face the full weight of the law,” she said in a statement Sunday.
“I’m fully committed to making sure Miami-Dade Police Department has all the resources they need to end this cycle of gun violence and prevent more tragedy by getting violent criminals off the street,” she added.
Contributing: Associated Press
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