3 dead, multiple people injured after shooting at graduation party in Miami-Dade area

At least three people were fatally shot and multiple others were injured early Sunday in the second mass shooting to erupt on consecutive weekends in Miami-Dade County, Florida, ABC News Miami affiliate WPLG reported.

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.

He said a barrage of gunfire broke out when two cars pulled up into the strip mall and someone inside one of the vehicles opened fire on people leaving the hookah lounge.

Police said two men and a woman were killed and at least six others, three men and three women, were injured and were rushed to hospitals in private vehicles.

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

An all-points bulletin was issued for a dark-colored Chevrolet Malibu and a white Toyota Camry seen speeding away from the chaotic scene, police said.

One car, carrying two victims who died from gunshot wounds, crashed into a wall at nearby Miami Dade College’s Kendall campus, authorities said. A firearm was discovered in the vehicle, but it remained unclear if it was used during the shooting.

Police said the six people who were injured were listed in stable condition at hospitals.

No arrests have been made.

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 the El Mula banquet hall and open fire on victims leaving a concert celebrating a local rapper’s birthday.

“This violence has to stop. This is completely frustrating,” said Ramirez. “Every weekend is the same thing.”

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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