Two people were killed and over 20 people wounded in a mass shooting early Sunday morning at a South Florida banquet hall.
The shooting took place just after 12:30 a.m. outside a concert at the El Mula Banquet Hall in northwest Miami-Dade County, near Hialeah, NBC Miami reports. Three shooters drove up in a white Nissan Pathfinder and began shooting into the crowd with assault rifles and hand guns.
Two people were pronounced dead at the scene, while the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue took eight of the injured to local hospitals. In addition, more than 12 other victims went to various hospitals on their own. At least one victim was in critical condition, police said.
“We believe this is a targeted act of gun violence,” Miami-Dade Police Director Alfredo “Freddy” Ramirez said. “This is a despicable act of gun violence, a cowardly act.”
CNBC’s The Profit Marcus Lemonis is offering a $100,000 reward for any information on the suspects.
This is the second major shooting in the Miami area over the Memorial Day weekend. Late Friday, one person was killed and six others wounded in a drive-by shooting in the Wynwood area of Miami.
Florida Governor Rick DeSantis took to Twitter Sunday to share his thoughts on the shooting.
“We mourn the loss of the two victims and are praying for the recovery of the more than 20 people injured at El Mula Banquet Hall near Hialeah,” DeSantis wrote in a post. “We are working with local authorities to bring justice to the perpetrators. Justice needs to be swift & severe!”