Florida shooting: Two dead and more than 20 injured after three gunmen attack concert

30 May 2021, 14:03 | Updated: 30 May 2021, 15:18

Three gunmen opened fire at a concert crowd in Miami
Three gunmen opened fire at a concert crowd in Miami. Picture: Joe Cavaretta/AP/Press Association Images

By Will Taylor

A mass shooting at a concert in Florida has left two people dead and more than 20 injured, according to reports.

The attack took place at the El Mula Banquet Hall in Miami early on Sunday morning, when three people carrying assault rifles got out of a vehicle and opened fire on the crowd. They then fled in an SUV, police said.

The Miami Herald reported the venue was being rented out for a concert.

Miami-Dade Police Director Alfredo Ramirez said: "We believe this is a targeted act of gun violence. This is a despicable act of gun violence, a cowardly act."

In a tweet, he added: "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.

"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."

The Associated Press said no announcement has been made about arrests.

Gun violence ushered in the Memorial Day weekend in South Florida when dozens of shots were fired outside another gathering in Miami's Wynwood area.

The shooting late on Friday killed one person and injured six others.