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2 killed, more than 20 shot in northwest Miami-Dade County

Miami-Dade police director calls shooting 'targeted and cowardly act'
Daylight scene of mass shooting at El Mula banquet hall, May 30, 2021
Posted at 7:31 AM, May 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-30 21:35:19-04

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."

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!"

The names of the victims haven't been released.