3 dead in Miami-area grad party shooting: NPR


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On Sunday, police announced that three people were killed and six others were injured in a shooting at a graduation party in Florida, the latest in a series of violence in the Miami area.

Miami-Dade Police Chief Freddy Ramirez told media that one of the dead was a state corrections officer. He said the party in a mall lounge was ending when “one or more cars stopped and started shooting into the crowd.”

The identities of the dead and wounded were not immediately revealed on Sunday. The shooting took place around 2 a.m. in the suburb of Kendall.

Two of the dead were in one of the cars police believe were involved in the shooting. The car drove off and crashed into a nearby wall. Authorities found at least one rifle in the car, but its exact connection to the shooting was not clear.

Sunday’s shooting followed a bloody Memorial Day weekend in the Miami area that saw three people killed and 20 injured in an unsolved mass shooting at a banquet hall.

Another shooting on May 28 in the Wynwood area killed one person and injured six others.

“Every weekend, it’s the same thing. We have to come together,” Ramirez said. “There is a lot of work to be done. We have to come together as a community and stop this.”


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