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.
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.
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.
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.