MIAMI — Three gunmen opened fire on a crowd of people at a banquet hall, killing at least two and wounding about 25, according to reports. At least one other person is in critical condition according to the Miami Herald. Police were searching for a white Nissan Pathfinder, a reporter with WPLG-TV of Miami wrote on Twitter.
The gunfire happened at the El Mula Banquet Hall in the Country Club Shopping Center. The location had been reportedly rented out for a concert when the Pathfinder pulled up, three gunmen got out and began firing into the crowd.
Eight people were transported by emergency services to the hospital and CBS Miami reports that twelve individuals transported themselves to the hospital.
Paramedics pronounced two victims dead on the scene.
“We believe this is a targeted act of gun violence,” Miami-Dade police Director Alfredo “Freddy” Ramiriez told the newspaper. “This is a despicable act of gun violence, a cowardly act.”
Monday is the culmination of “Urban Beach Week” in Miami, an annual hip-hop festival with an estimated 300,000 in attendance. Multiple reports on social media describe this concert as a part of that event but local media has not described the event or the race of the suspect.
Three people were shot outside a Miami casino last week.