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A day after banquet hall shooting, relatives wait for updates on 17 hospitalized

Police: $130K reward for information on mass shooting

Families continue waiting for information after deadly mass shooting in Northwest Miami-Dade
Families continue waiting for information after deadly mass shooting in Northwest Miami-Dade

MIAMI – A trio armed with rifles shot 23 people early Sunday morning at El Mula Banquet Hall in Miami-Dade County.

Two died and 21 were injured — 17 remained at Jackson Memorial Hospital on Monday, police said. Families were waiting for updates outside of the hospital.

Monday evening a growing memorial could be found at the scene of the violent shooting, with candles and mementos laid out by loved ones to honor the victims.

Fire Rescue personnel arrives at Jackson Memorial Hospital with a shooting victim on Sunday in Miami-Dade County. (Copyright 2020 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.)

The two men who died were 26 years old. A grieving father identified one of them as Clayton Dillard.

The hospital listed three victims, a 31-year-old woman and two men ages 21 and 25, in critical condition, according to the Miami-Dade Police Department.

Fire Rescue personnel arrives at Jackson Memorial Hospital with a shooting victim on Sunday in Miami-Dade County. (Copyright 2020 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.)

The majority of the victims who remained hospitalized were men between the ages of 20 to 27.

Angelica Green was outside of the hospital waiting for updates about her 24-year-old son. She said he was shot once in the abdomen.

“He called us frantic, telling us he had been shot,” Green said, adding he said he was in a lot of pain.

Fire Rescue personnel arrives to Jackson Memorial Hospital with a shooting victim on Sunday in Miami-Dade County. (Copyright 2020 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.)

Miami-Dade detectives are searching for three males who jumped out of a white Nissan Pathfinder. They are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

There is a $130,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case. Marcus Lemonis contributed $100,000, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives contributed $25,000, and Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers contributed $5,000.

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Alex Finnie joined the Local 10 News team in May 2018. South Florida is home! She was raised in Miami and attended the Cushman School and New World School of the Arts for high school.

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