8 Injured in Shooting at Miami's MLK Park

2 suspects are being questioned
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 17, 2017 12:11 AM CST
8 Injured in Shooting at Miami's MLK Park
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue paramedics lift a woman after she lost consciousness after several were injured in a shooting at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park in Miami-Dade, Fla., on Monday.   (Carl Juste/Miami Herald via AP)

Miami-Dade police say eight people—five of them juveniles—have been wounded in a shooting at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, the AP reports. Police spokesman Detective Daniel Ferrin says in a news release that two suspects are being questioned about the Monday afternoon shooting. He says two firearms were recovered and the active investigation is continuing. The Miami Herald reports that hundreds of people had gathered in the park after the annual MLK Day parade in the Liberty City neighborhood in northwest Miami-Dade.

Ferrin says the victims range in age from 11 to 30, with five listed in stable condition and one critical. He says two juveniles grazed by bullets were treated and released on the scene. Two weapons were recovered at the scene. As for a motive, police are still investigating. "@MiamiDadePD shameful closing to the MLK Parade. Certainly not what the followers of Dr. King Jr. want out of our community," tweeted Juan Perez, director of the Miami-Dade Police Department. (Read more shooting stories.)

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