At 8:38pm local time (1:38am GMT), Miami Fire and Rescue reported at least seven victims had been shot at West Little River Park, 105th Street NW 24 Ave. The park neighbours the Dr Henry W. Mack/West Little River K-8 Centre School. Local talk show host Andy Slater reported law enforcement sources who stated some of the victims were teenagers. Miami-Dade Police have said “officers are already at the scene”, and later said eight people were injured with six in critical condition.
The police department told the Miami Herald the incident is still under investigation, and the shooter is reportedly still “active”.
Alfredo Ramirez III, Miami-Dade PD director, tweeted out a plee for information form the local community.
He said: “My officers are on the scene of another tragic shooting involving juveniles.
“This type of gun violence has to end. We must work together as a community.“
Officers from the police department held a press conference near the basketball court at Little River Park, where they delivered an update on the condition of the victims.
Six of the victims are in critical condition, with two stable after the incident according to Kim Wynne from NBC6.
The Miami-Dade PD officers also stated that the shooting was unprovoked.
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Earlier the same day, three people were shot near Northwest Second Avenue and 18th Street.
City of Miami police are investigating the incident, with no details on the suspect at the time of writing.
Two of three victims were transported by paramedics to Ryder Trauma Centre in serious condition, claims WVSN.
Officials also told the outlet that the other victim drove themselves to Jackson Memorial Hospital.
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