Three people were killed in Miami and five more wounded after a gunfight outside a hookah lounge where a graduation party was being held.


One of the victims was a female corrections officer, who died in hospital. The other two were men in a car that crashed near the scene and were found dead. A gun was found inside the car.

The shooting happened at around 2 a.m. in a strip mall hookah lounge restaurant following a graduation party in Kendall, Miami-Dade Police director Freddy Ramirez said at a news conference.

Revelers had been celebrating a graduation party and were milling around outside the venue when two cars – a dark colored Chevy Malibu and a white Toyota Camry – pulled into the parking lot, and those inside opened fire.

Five were wounded, and took themselves to hospital.

3 people killed, 6 others injured in Southwest Miami-Dade shooting

The woman who was fatally shot was a Florida corrections officer, police said.

No arrests have been made.

“This violence has to stop. This is completely frustrating. Every weekend is the same thing,” Ramirez said. “We’ve got to stop it here in Miami-Dade County.

We’ve got other victims and their families that are destroyed over senseless violence, over stupidness, reckless shooting, innocent people getting hit.”

Miami-Dade Police Director briefing on SW Miami-Dade shooting

In a Twitter post Sunday, Ramirez wrote, “We all have the responsibility to report these killers.”

The shooting came a week after a mass shooting outside a banquet hall in Hialeah, Miami-Dade County, left three people dead and 20 wounded.

No arrests have been made in the shooting in Hialeah, which is about 17 miles north of Kendall.

Police released a security video showing a stolen SUV pull up to the El Mula banquet hall and open fire on victims leaving a concert celebrating a local rapper’s birthday.



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