MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Three teenagers believed to be at the Hookah Inn where a mass shooting after a graduation party took place early Sunday were involved in a separate shooting that morning, police say. They are now behind bars.
Keyshad Richardson, 19, Quantayvius McCutchen, 19, and his younger brother Yahtayvius McCutchen, 17, each face charges of attempted first-degree murder with a deadly weapon.
Miami-Dade County police say the three were spotted in a red Chevrolet Malibu outside the Hookah Inn where the graduation party was taking place.
Investigators say the teenagers left the party and saw a car on Florida’s Turnpike southbound that had also been there.
“As they approached the SW 312 Street exit, they drove next to the victims’ vehicle and fired several shots without provocation,” police said in a news release.
The driver of that other car was hit in the leg. A passenger was not injured.
Detectives say the victims drove to Homestead Hospital and that the one who was shot was then transferred to Jackson South Medical Center in stable condition.
Police believe that shooting may have been gang-related.
Richardson, McCutchen and McCutchen are not charged in the shooting that took place outside the Hookah Inn that left three people dead and five injured. That shooting happened around 2 a.m. as people were starting to leave a graduation party at the hookah lounge near the intersection of Southwest 104th Street and 109th Court.
Detectives are still investigating that shooting, but Miami-Dade County Police Director Freddy Ramirez said the investigations are connected.
“This is all part of that investigation,” he said. “It’s a component of it.”