3 dead, others hurt in Florida grad party shooting

  • 3 dead, others hurt in Florida grad party shooting

3 dead, others hurt in Florida grad party shooting

The shooting happened at around 2 a.m.in a strip mall hookah lounge restaurant following a graduation party in Kendall, Miami-Dade Police director Freddy Ramirez said at a news conference.

According to Miami-Dade Police, gunfire rang out in the parking lot of the College Park Plaza Shopping Plaza in Kendall, where there was a party at a hookah lounge.

One vehicle driving two victims who died from gunshot wounds reportedly crashed into a wall near the Kendall campus of Miami Dade College. Both the driver and passenger were killed.

Ramirez said a female who was a state corrections officer died at Jackson South Memorial Center. At least one firearm was found in the auto, police said, adding that they're looking for a second vehicle that may have been involved.

All six survivors reportedly drove themselves to a hospital and are in stable condition. "We all have to band together", Ramirez said.

No arrests have been made in the shooting in Hialeah, which is about 17 miles north of Kendall.

Police say that the woman who was killed was a Florida corrections officer.

Taylor had worked at Dade Correctional Institution since January 2020.

"Every weekend, it's the same thing". We have to ban together. We did Operation Summer Heat, made a lot of arrests.

The surge in gun violence in the area spurred Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava on Friday to order stepped-up enforcement and protection across the county, specifically in commercial areas with a history of criminal activity and where businesses operating illegally have been shut down.

The attack comes on the heels of a similar incident in late May, in which a white van pulled up near a Miami-Dade banquet hall and three people opened fire, killing two people and injuring 21. Now a second vehicle is believed to be involved.

The shooting took place just a week after 23 people were shot, including two killed at a concert in the same area. Another shooting on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach left two people hurt.