MDPD: Mass Shooting At NE Miami-Dade Leaves 2 Dead, 20+ Injured

CBS4's Ted Scouten reports the shooting happened at the El Mula Banquet Hall, where an album release party was being held. Read more:

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Called us frantic telling us he had been shot, that it hurts, it hurts, and he loves us.

BROOKE SHAFER: We are staying on top of a developing story from overnight-- a mass shooting at a banquet hall in Northwest Miami-Dade. Two people killed, more than 20 others hurt.

Good evening, I'm Brooke Shafer. Thank you so much for joining us. We're told, of those wounded, three of them are in critical condition. We have team coverage for you tonight on this mass shooting. We start with CBS4's Ted Scouten who has been on this story since it broke. He joins us live now from the scene with the very latest. Ted?

TED SCOUTEN: Yeah, good evening, Brooke. The Miami-Dade Police director is calling the gunmen in this case cold-blooded murderers. I want you to let this sink in. Up to 25 people were shot here early this morning. Up to 25. Take a look at the scene right here. Lots of shell casings on the ground. Investigators believe more than 100 shots were fired in less than a minute. It's also been a very painful night for a family that showed up here this afternoon looking for some answers.

CLAYTON DILLARD JR: They taking your brother. They took your brother. They took your brother.

TED SCOUTEN: A distraught father telling us his son was one of the people killed in a mass shooting early Sunday morning.

CLAYTON DILLARD JR: My son is laid there. I need to hold him. I need to hold him.


TED SCOUTEN: Cell phone video shows the chaotic moments after the bullets stopped flying outside El Mula Banquet Hall. Up to 25 people were hit. Two were killed on the scene.

GIANNA DONOSO: It was like, bop, bop, bop, bop, bop, and it kept going. And then it stopped for a little bit and then it went a little bit more, and then it stopped.

TED SCOUTEN: People who live nearby heard the barrage of gunfire about 12:30 in the morning near Northwest 67th Avenue on Miami Gardens Drive.


TED SCOUTEN: A senior law enforcement source tells CBS4 News that several gunmen sat in a white Nissan Pathfinder SUV in the parking lot for up to 40 minutes, appearing to wait for a concert to end.

ANGELICA GREEN: They said that some guys came from-- three guys that they noticed with hoodies and they just started shooting up the area for whatever reason.

TED SCOUTEN: Angelica Green's son and nephew were hit, caught in the crossfire. Sources tell us not only did the three gunmen open fire, but that people in the crowd fired back. Police found at least 100 rounds. We also saw cars left behind with bullet holes.

SPITTA: (SINGING) I be out here in the field, they assassinate my character.

TED SCOUTEN: Rapper Spitta was performing. The flyer for the event said it was an album release party.


FOEPACK: (SINGING) With the aphas. Throwing the poster like November.

TED SCOUTEN: Artist Foepack took the stage too. Investigators believe one of the rappers was hit in the ankle.

FREDDY RAMIREZ: During the concert, patrons were standing outside of the business when a white SUV pulled up where three subjects stepped out of the vehicle with assault rifles and handguns and began shooting indiscriminately into the crowd, of which we believe is a targeted act of gun violence.

TED SCOUTEN: Investigators are still searching for a motive and are reviewing the social media accounts for both rappers to see if they were engaged in any feuds or threats that might shed light on who was responsible.

FREDDY RAMIREZ: This is a despicable act of gun violence, a cowardly act. This type of gun violence has to stop. Every weekend it's the same thing. This is targeted, this is definitely not random.

TED SCOUTEN: And a live look back here at the scene. Police have been here all day for more than 18 hours. They are still quite busy out here. Again, two people killed, three in extremely critical condition, 17 are still in the hospital at this point. It's up to 25 people who were hit with bullets.

Meanwhile, if you have any information, investigators would like to hear from you. You can call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers. That number is 305-471-TIPS. Also, the owner of Camping World, who is from South Florida, had a $100,000 reward saying he wanted to do something to help the community today. Live in Northwest Miami-Dade, Ted Scouten.