Miami-Dade police are investigating a mass shooting that occurred early Sunday morning following a graduation party in Kendall at a hookah lounge/restaurant in the area of Southwest 104th Street and 109th Court. The incident occurred around 2 a.m. as people were starting to leave the party. Two vehicles described as a dark-colored Chevy Malibu and a white Toyota Camry drove up to the strip mall and someone inside started shooting. One car fleeing the scene crashed into a wall at Miami-Dade College’s Kendall campus. Two men and a woman who was a Florida corrections officer were dead. Six others, three men and three women, were injured. The surviving victims drove themselves to a local hospital and are in stable condition. Two of the deceased victims were in the car that crashed at the college. Police said a firearm was recovered inside the vehicle.
The shooting comes exactly a week after three people were killed and 21 others were injured in a shooting outside a banquet hall in northwest Miami-Dade. “This type of violence, it’s not like it’s only happening in Miami-Dade County. This plague of gun violence is happening throughout our country, throughout our youth, throughout our communities.This is the new pandemic,” Miami-Dade Police Director Freddy Ramirez said. Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.