3 shot, 5 others injured at the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Park in Miami on MLK Day

The police that way a woman who appeared to be hurt.


Police and fire rescue crews are on the scene after three people were shot dead and five others were injured in a Martin Luther King Jr Day celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park.

.@MiamiDadePD officers carry a woman that seemed to be shot at the MLK Jr Memorial Park in #Miami.

— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) January 16, 2017

Miami-Dade Police department was among several agencies that responded to the place of the shooting at 6011 N. W. 32nd Avenue, in the Northwest part of Miami-Dade, Monday just before 4 hours

Around 5:20 a.m., Miami-Dade Police tweeted that they had detained two people and the recovery of the two weapons from the scene.

MLK parade and festival in the northwest region of Miami Dade appears in the shooting scene. @wsvn

— Ann Keil (@ann_keil) January 16, 2017

All three shooting victims were transported to the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital. One of these victims was transported as a trauma alert.

7News reporter Ann Keil and photographers were about 100 metres away from the scene of the shooting, along the Northwest 32nd Avenue and Northwest 62nd Street. They heard between four and six photos.

A moment later, the journal saw displaced children cry after the loss of their parents as a stampede of the congregation ran away from the scene, seeking safety. Many police officers were to see that small children away from the scene.

All of this was going on, parade-goers were seen diving for cover under the vendor tables and behind walls.

Around 4 p.m., different agencies of law enforcement and fire rescue vehicles were seen flooding in the area. At one moment, MDPD officers were seen at a house in the neighborhood with their weapons drawn. It is unclear whether this is related to the shooting at the park.

According to Keil, at least two women looked like they were shot in the leg. The officers were seen picking up these victims by the hand, and the implementation of it away to safety.

Moments later, a man was seen on the floor in handcuffs.

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