Man killed, woman wounded in shootout involving rappers

Rival rappers exchange gunfire outside Trump resort, witnesses say

SUNNY ISLES BEACH, Fla. – A man was killed and a woman was wounded during a shootout Sunday outside the Trump International Beach Resort in Sunny Isles Beach, authorities said.

Witnesses said the shooting started about 1:30 p.m. when two groups of rappers got into an argument outside the resort and exchanged gunfire.

However, police aren't confirming if it was an altercation between rappers.

Miami-Dade police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said four people were detained after a silver GMC Yukon that left Sunny Isles Beach was found trying to enter the parking lot at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, where the Rolling Loud music festival was being held. 

A friend of the man who was killed told Local 10 News reporter Sanela Sabovic that the victim, later identified by police as Mohamad Jradi, 43, was caught in the crossfire when the two entourages exchanged gunfire.

Paramedics took the 19-year-old survivor to Aventura Hospital. Her condition was not disclosed. Witnesses said the woman, identified by police as Kaylyn Long, was the girlfriend of rapper NBA YoungBoy, who was scheduled to perform Sunday at Rolling Loud.

A 5-year-old boy was also grazed by a bullet, but he was treated by paramedics at the scene. 

Photo courtesy of @madisonXcassidy
Witnesses said a group that included rapper NBA Youngboy (above) was involved in the shooting.

Zabaleta said several firearms were seized from the resort property.

"We are deeply saddened by the incident that took place in our community yesterday and are grateful for the swift action of local law enforcement and first responders," a statement released Monday on behalf of Trump International Beach Resort said. "As the investigation is ongoing, we are unable to comment further at this time."

Aventura police said in a statement that they were investigating a second shooting that may be related to the incident at Trump International Beach Resort.

Maj. Michael Bentolila said a driver was shot and described his injuries as not life-threatening. 

"We are working with investigators to see if they are related," he said. "Neither indicates a hate crime or terrorist event."

About the Authors:

Sanela Sabovic joined Local 10 News in September 2012 as an assignment editor and associate producer. In August 2015, she became a full-time reporter and fill-in traffic reporter. Sanela holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications with a concentration in radio, television and film from DePaul University.