MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. — Two people were killed and more than 20 were wounded in a mass shooting at a northwest Miami-Dade County banquet hall, police said.
Miami-Dade Police Director Freddy Ramirez said Sunday morning that the shooting was a "targeted and cowardly act of gun violence."
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.— Alfredo "Freddy" Ramirez III (@MDPD_Director) May 30, 2021
The shooting took place just after 12:30 a.m. at El Mula banquet hall on Northwest 186th Street.
It had been rented for a concert.
Police say three people got out of an SUV and opened fire on the crowd outside.
Gov. Ron DeSantis took to Twitter to offer his condolences to the victims and their families.
"We are working with local authorities to bring justice to the perpetrators," DeSantis wrote. "Justice needs to be swift & severe!"
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. We are working with local authorities to bring justice to the perpetrators. Justice needs to be swift & severe! https://t.co/O8S8XllmIT— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) May 30, 2021
The names of the victims haven't been released.