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8 injured after shooting near Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park in NW Miami-Dade

Police release name of the victims
Posted at 4:16 PM, Jan 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-16 20:18:19-05

Eight people were injured after a shooting near Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park in northwest Miami-Dade Monday, police said.

The shooting happened on Northwest 62nd Street and 32nd Avenue around 3:40 p.m.

Miami-Dade Police said the shooting victims range from ages 11 to 30 years old, five of them are juveniles. Officials released the identities of the shooting victims. Jerome Battle, 20, was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. Five other victims were in stable condition: Michael Clarke, 30, Shawnteri Wilson, 18, Alfanesha Times, 17, Nakya-Senat Butler, 15 and Lajada Benson, 14. Two other girls, 13-year-old Keionna Green and 11-year-old Ciara Johnson were grazed by a bullet. They were treated on scene.

NBC 6 spoke with a family member of one of the teen victims injured. She said when shots were fired, people started running in a panic.

Police confirmed two people were being questioned. Officers also said two guns were recovered.

The Pan-African & Caribbean Family Festival was happening at the park Monday to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Chopper 6 footage showed a police perimeter in the area as Miami-Dade officers searched for possible suspects shortly after the shooting. Officers were seen entering a home, which appeared to be abandoned, near 31st Avenue.

This developing story will be updated as more information becomes available. 

Courtesy of our news partner at NBC Miami