(CMR) At least two persons were killed and 22 others injured after three gunmen opened fire in a crowd of people leaving a concert in Miami, Sunday morning.
Reports are that approximately 100 bullet shells were recovered from the scene in front of the El Mula Banquet Hall in South Florida, where party-goers who attended a rap album launch came under attack. Some of the party-goers reportedly returned fire after they found themselves under attack.
The Miami Dade police reported that the shooters pulled up outside the club after midnight, stepping out of a white Nissan Pathfinder with high-powered rifles and handguns. The vehicle was parked outside the party for 40 minutes before the men emerged in ski masks and hoodies, firing indiscriminately into the crowd.
According to the Miami Herald, the aftermath was so chaotic — with paramedics, friends, and family members driving victims to various hospitals in both Miami-Dade and Broward counties — that police on Sunday afternoon were still trying to identify everyone who was shot. Some of the victims also drove themselves to the hospital.
The venue where the shooting occurred, El Mula Banquet Hall, located in the Country Club Shopping Center in an unincorporated area north of the State Road 826 big curve, has been on the police's radar for some time. The police believe it was a targeted shooting.
Police have launched a hunt for the shooters and urged the public to help in finding the assailants.