Published: Sun, May 30, 2021

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

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

The gunfire happened at the El Mula Banquet Hall in the Country Club Shopping Center.

Two people have died and more than 20 were injured in a shooting outside a billiards club in Hialeah, a town to the north of Miami in Florida, the U.S. police said.

Law enforcement officers are seen outside a billiard club that was rented for a concert, after three gunmen killed two people and injured at least 20 people overnight in the Hialeah area of Miami Dade county on May 30 2021.

The trio then got back in the vehicle and fled the scene.

When the ambulance teams arrived, they found two dead, according to the statement.

CNN said about 20 to 25 of those injured were taken to a number of nearby hospitals.

In a tweet, the department's director, Alfredo "Freddy" Ramirez III, condemned the "cowardly act of gun violence".

"It is very hard to stop a small amount of individuals who want to go out there and commit murder, and it takes all of us to stop this", Ramirez said. 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".

Investigators were hunting for the suspects who returned to their vehicle and fled the scene after the incident, police added. It also said said police had no one in custody as of early Sunday.

In March past year, the number of weekly federal background checks on gun buyers surpassed one million for the first time, the New York Times reported. Sunday's shooting is the second significant gun attack in the area over Memorial Day weekend.

That followed recent mass shootings in Indiana, California, Colorado and Georgia.

The United States saw at least 200 mass shootings in the first 132 days of this year, according to a report by the Gun Violence Archive, a non-profit research group.

"This type of gun violence has to stop".

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