Two dead and over 20 injured in Miami mass shooting

Clay Curtis
May 30, 2021

It also said said police had no one in custody as of early Sunday.

Many family members and friends awaited word of their loved ones outside Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami early Sunday, according to WSVN, with some participating in a prayer circle.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded, determined two victims were deceased on the scene and transported eight others to various hospitals in Miami-Dade and Broward. "He said the guys came with ski masks and hoodies, and just started shooting up the crowd".

Investigators were hunting for the suspects who returned to their vehicle and fled the scene after the incident, police added.

"We believe this is a targeted act of gun violence", Miami-Dade police Director Alfredo "Freddy" Ramiriez told the newspaper.

"These are cold blooded murderers that shot indiscriminately into a crowd and we will seek justice", Mr Ramirez tweeted.

The coronavirus pandemic provided a pause in this deadly workplace violence, but the reopening of many companies has brought a return of shootings.

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Mass shootings have occurred in recent months at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, an office building in California, a grocery store in Colorado and at several spas in Atlanta.

The number of people who were killed with guns, including suicides, surpassed 43,000 in 2020, the research group said.

In March previous year, the number of weekly federal background checks on gun buyers surpassed one million for the first time, the New York Times reported.

In April President Joe Biden announced new actions to tackle gun violence.

There were more than 43,000 gun-related deaths in the country a year ago, according to the Gun Violence Archive.

Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo issued an impassioned plea Sunday for action.

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