Two people are killed and at least 20 injured in mass shooting at a Miami rap concert


Two people are killed and at least 20 injured in mass shooting at a Miami-Dade rap concert after three gunmen fired into the crowd

  • The gunmen pulled up to the venue in a white SUV armed with assault rifles 
  • The El Mula Banquet Hall had been rented out for a concert and several people were gathered outside as it ended when gunfire broke out
  • Police believe shooting was targeted but no arrests were immediately made

Two people have died and up to another 25 left injured after gunmen fired indiscriminately into a crowd gathered for a concert in south Florida in the early hours of this morning. 

Just after midnight three people armed with assault rifles and handguns pulled up to the El Mula Banquet Hall in Northwest Miami-Dade in a white SUV and began shooting. 

The banquet hall in the Hialeah area had been rented out for the concert and some concert-goers were outside when the gunmen stepped out the Nissan Pathfinder vehicle and gunfire erupted. 

Police said that two concert-goers died at the scene and as many as 25 people went to various hospitals for treatment with some traveling in their own vehicles. At least one is in critical condition.

Two people have died and up to another 25 left injured after gunmen fired indiscriminately into a crowd gathered for a concert in south Florida in the early hours of this morning

Authorities believe the shooting was targeted, but no arrests were immediately announced. After the shooting, the trio of gunmen then got back into the car and fled the scene.

Footage from 7 News Miami shows several of the injured being taken to hospital and investigators combing the El Mula Banquet Hall parking lot. 

Many of the victims were taken to Jackson memorial Hospital where a crowd of friends and relatives had gathered this morning tp pray and wait for news.

Footage from 7 News Miami shows several of the injured being taken to hospital

Footage from 7 News Miami shows several of the injured being taken to hospital

Police tape blocks the scene of the mass shooting near the banquet hall that was rented for the rap concert

Police tape blocks the scene of the mass shooting near the banquet hall that was rented for the rap concert

‘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,’ police director Alfredo “Freddy” Ramirez III Tweeted.

‘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.’

Police were seeking help from the community to identify and arrest the shooters. 

Authorities believe the shooting was targeted, but no arrests were immediately announced

Authorities believe the shooting was targeted, but no arrests were immediately announced

Gun-related homicides have surged across the United States over the past year.

On Wednesday, a public transit worker shot dead nine people at a California rail yard before turning his gun on himself as police arrived.

Mass shootings have occurred in recent months at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, an office building in California, a grocery store in Colorado and at several spas in Atlanta.

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