Third victim dies after mass shooting at Florida club
(CNN) — Police are looking for the assailants who opened fire at a Florida club, killing three people and wounding at least 20 more, Miami-Dade police director Alfredo Ramirez III said.
A white Nissan Pathfinder pulled up to a billiards club in Hialeah between 12 a.m. and 1 a.m. Sunday, Ramirez said.
Three people “stepped out of the vehicle with assault rifles and handguns and started firing indiscriminately into the crowd,” the police director said.
Desmond Owens and Clayton Dillard were declared dead at the scene of the shooting, many others were taken to a hospital for treatment.
One of the victims, 32-year-old Shaniqua Peterson, was shot in the head, taken to the hospital in critical condition, and was in a coma until she died on Thursday, the victim’s aunt told NBC affiliate NBC6 South Florida.
Peterson was a mother to a 12-year-old son.
“Our hearts are broken right now. She didn’t deserve this,” her aunt said on Wednesday when Peterson was still in the ICU.
“These are cold-blooded murderers that shot indiscriminately into a crowd and we will seek justice,” Ramirez tweeted. “My deepest condolences to the family of the victims.”
The Miami-Dade Police Department is asking anyone with information about the shooters or their whereabouts to contact authorities.
“This type of gun violence has to stop. Every weekend, it’s the same thing. This is targeted. This is definitely not random,” said Ramirez.
On Friday, another shooting in the Miami area left at least one person dead and six others wounded.
That mass shooting took place in Miami’s Wynwood district late Friday night.
Police said they’re looking for a silver Nissan Maxima that may have been involved in that shooting.
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