Miami-Area Shooting: Police Release Video Showing Three Masked Suspects
Recently, Miami-Dade Police released surveillance video showing three masked suspects, who they believe opened fire at a crowd outside a southern Florida concert venue on May 30 (Sunday). The attack left two people dead and 21 others injured.
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On Monday, Miami-Dade Homicide Bureau Maj. Jorge Aguiar said the shooting was a result of an ongoing rivalry between two groups. According to him, the intended target was believed to have been standing in front of the hall when the shooting began. It was one of the largest mass shootings in the history of Miami-Dade County. Police are yet to detail the identities of the shooters and victims.
According to police director Alfredo Ramirez III, a white Nissan Pathfinder pulled up to the El Mula Banquet Hall near Hialeah shortly after midnight on Sunday, and three people “stepped out of the vehicle with assault rifles and handguns and started firing indiscriminately into the crowd.” Many others in the parking lot then armed themselves and opened fire toward the initial shooters.
The surveillance video released shows the white vehicle stopping in an alley near the venue. Three armed people, all dressed in black and wearing face coverings and hoodies over their heads, are seen leaving the car and running off-screen. Less than ten seconds later, they run back to the vehicle and hop in as the driver quickly leaves the scene.
On Sunday, Ramirez said the shooting was “targeted” and was “definitely not random.” On Monday, he added the Pathfinder had waited for 20-40 minutes in the parking lot before the shooting. The vehicle, reported stolen on May 15, was found submerged in a canal on the afternoon of May 31 by investigators. A total of $130,000 is being offered as a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the culprits.