Three killed in Florida graduation party shooting, police say


TAMPA, F.L. (WFLA) — At least three people, including a Florida corrections officer have died after a shooter opened fire in a parking lot in South Florida early Sunday morning.

The shooting happened in southwest Miami-Dade in the parking lot of a strip mall, where a graduation party was taking place.

Police said two vehicles pulled up to the parking lot and opened fire on a group of people. Three people, including a female Florida corrections officer have died. Police said two were killed when they apparently tried to flee and crashed into a wall at the Miami Dade College’s Kendall campus, which is nearby. There are conflicting reports about how many people were wounded, but we know at least two others were shot.

Miami-Dade is still reeling from a shooting last Sunday that killed three people and wounded over 20 others.

“It just goes to show you the magnitude of this gun violence issue,” MDPD Director Freddy Ramirez said. “It doesn’t just affect the community, it affects the law enforcement community as well.”

Police are asking anyone with information to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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