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Miami Area Sees Another Mass Shooting

3 dead, at least 5 injured leaving graduation party
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 6, 2021 4:00 PM CDT

(Newser) – Three people are dead and at least five others injured following a shooting at a Florida graduation party, the latest in a string of such violence in the Miami area, police said Sunday. One of those killed was a female state corrections officer, Miami-Dade police Director Alfredo “Freddy” Ramirez told news outlets, per the AP. He said the party at a strip mall lounge (it was apparently a college graduation) was ending when one or more vehicles “pulled up and began to fire into the crowd.” The identities of all of those killed and wounded were not immediately released Sunday. The shooting happened about 2am in the suburb of Kendall. State corrections officials identified the officer who died as Tyleisha Taylor, 20, who had worked at Dade Correctional Institution since January 2020.

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Two of those who died were in one of the cars police believe was involved in the shooting. The vehicle sped off and crashed into a nearby wall at Miami-Dade College's Kendall campus, per NBC News. Authorities found at least one gun in the car, but its exact connection to the shooting was unclear. Sunday's shooting follows a bloody Memorial Day weekend in the Miami area that saw three people killed and 20 wounded in a still-unsolved mass shooting at a banquet hall. Another shooting on May 28 in the Wynwood area killed one person and injured six others. “Every weekend, it's the same thing. We have to band together,” Ramirez said. “There's a lot of work to do. We have to come together as a community and make this stop.”

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