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3 dead, at least 6 hurt in shooting at Florida grad party

A party at a strip mall lounge was ending when one or more vehicles “pulled up and began to fire into the crowd.”
Two of the three who died in a Kendall shooting were in a car believed to be involved in the graduation party shooting, police said.
Two of the three who died in a Kendall shooting were in a car believed to be involved in the graduation party shooting, police said. [ Photo illustration by ASHLEY DYE and BOYZELL HOSEY | Times ]
Published Jun. 6, 2021|Updated Jun. 6, 2021

MIAMI — Three people are dead and at least six others injured following a shooting at a Florida graduation party, the latest in a string of such violence in the Miami area, police said Sunday.

One of those killed was a state corrections officer, Miami-Dade police Director Freddie Ramirez told news outlets. He said the party at a strip mall lounge was ending when one or more vehicles “pulled up and began to fire into the crowd.”

The identities of those killed and wounded were not immediately released Sunday. The shooting happened about 2 a.m. in the suburb of Kendall.

Two of those who died were in one of the cars police believe was involved in the shooting. The vehicle sped off and crashed into a nearby wall. Authorities found at least one gun in the car, but its exact connection to the shooting was unclear.

Sunday’s shooting follows a bloody Memorial Day weekend in the Miami area that saw three people killed and 20 wounded in a still-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 band together,” Ramirez said. “There’s a lot of work to do. We have to come together as a community and make this stop.”