2 Dead, at Least 20 Injured in Shooting at South Florida Banquet Hall

MDPD Director Freddy Ramirez said as many as eight people were transported to hospitals in both Miami-Dade and Broward counties while 12 others drove themselves to the hospital

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Two people were killed and more than 20 people were injured in what police called a "targeted and cowardly act" early Sunday morning outside a Northwest Miami-Dade banquet hall.

The shooting took place just after 12:30 a.m. at a release party for a local rap artist at El Mula banquet hall, located at 7630 Northwest 186th Street.

The Miami-Dade Police Department said two people died, three are in extremely critical condition, 17 others were shot and transported to six or seven area hospitals between Dade and Broward counties. Many initially drove themselves to the hospital.

This marks the second mass shooting in South Florida on Memorial Day weekend.

Angelica Green, the mother of one of the victims, said her son called her in the middle of the night to tell her he was shot and on his way to the hospital.

"He called us frantic, telling us he had been shot, that it hurts, it hurts and that he loves us and wants us to know," Green told NBC 6. "My husband is like 'no stay with us, stay with us. We hop in the car and we're talking to him to keep him alert."

MDPD Director Freddy Ramirez said it appeared to be a targeted attack, with individuals standing outside after the concert ended when three shooters drove up in a white Nissan Pathfinder and began shooting into the crowd with assault rifles and hand guns.

"This was a despicable act of gun violence, a cowardly act, " said Ramirez.

No arrests have been made at this time.

American businessman and philanthropist Marcus Lemonis has contributed $100,000 for the capture and arrest of the shooters.

"I’m offering a $100,000 reward to help authorities in my hometown @MiamiDadePD arrest and convict the suspect/suspects .. pass this on," Lemonis said in a tweet.

Police and city officials have expressed their outrage over the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Police or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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