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Mass Shooting Leaves 2 Dead in South Florida

At least 20 injured
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 30, 2021 9:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – Two people died and an estimated 20 to 25 people were injured in a shooting outside a banquet hall in South Florida, police said. The gunfire erupted early Sunday at the El Mula Banquet Hall in northwest Miami-Dade County, near Hialeah, police told news outlets. The banquet hall had been rented out for a concert. Three people got out of an SUV and opened fire on the crowd outside, police director Alfredo “Freddy” Ramirez III said. Authorities believe the shooting was targeted, per the AP.

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“These are cold blooded murderers that shot indiscriminately into a crowd and we will seek justice,” Ramirez said in a tweet. Two people died at the scene, police said. As many as 25 people went to various hospitals for treatment. No arrests were immediately announced. “This is a despicable act of gun violence, a cowardly act,” Ramirez told the Miami Herald.

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