22 People Shot at Florida Concert

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At least 22 people were shot (2 fatally) on Sunday, May 30, at a concert in Florida. Neither the motives for the attack nor the attackers have been identified by authorities, who are calling upon the public to help.

 

According to Miami-Dade Police Department Director Alfredo Ramirez III, the shooting occurred shortly after midnight, when three people stepped out of a white Nissan Pathfinder at the El Mula Banquet Hall near Hialeah and, “started firing indiscriminately into the crowd.” The hall had reportedly been rented out for a concert on Saturday. The lack of motive behind the attack is supported by first-hand accounts like those provided by the son and nephew of Alicia Green. Though not named, according to CNN, they stated, “They said that some guys, three guys that they noticed … they just started shooting … for whatever reason, we don’t know.”

 

This is the second shooting to take place in Florida this week, with a mass shooting in Miami’s Wynwood district on Friday leaving one dead and six other injured. Police are looking for a silver Nissan Maxima in connection with that shooting.

 

Immediately following Sunday’s tragedy Ramirez tweeted his upset writing, “I am at the scene of another targeted and cowardly act of gun violence, where over 20 victims were shot and 2 have sadly died. These are cold-blooded murderers that shot indiscriminately into a crowd and we will seek justice. My deepest condolences to the family of the victims.” He also tweeted his thanks to TV personality and Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis and the Miami division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) who have offered substantial rewards ($125,000 total) for information regarding the shooters.

 

Ramirez also reminded the public that those who wish to submit anonymous tips can do so through Crime Stoppers.

 

The governor of Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis also offered his condolences to those impact by the shooting tweeting, “We mourn the loss of the two victims and are praying for the recovery of the more than 20 people injured at El Mula Banquet Hall near Hialeah,” He finished his tweet by assuring the public that the state would be working hard to, “bring justice to the perpetrators.”