Miami Beach spring break shooting leaves 1 dead, sends crowd scrambling
Police are investigating a double shooting. Miami Beach As a result, one person died and another was seriously injured.
The Miami Beach Police Department responded to a report of shots fired on Ocean Drive near Seventh Street at approximately 10:41 Friday night, injuring two people. Both men were taken to Rider Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where one died. The condition of the other is critical.
Investigators took one man into custody at the scene and recovered three guns, according to a statement on Twitter. Other information about the victims, including age and whether they were local or not Spring Holidaysremains unknown.
Officers remained on the scene gathering information, still determining what led to the shooting. Hundreds of people were on hand at the time, one of whom told CBS News they were at Mango’s, a tropical cafe, when people rushed inside for cover.
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“Everybody was ducking and everybody was in the restaurant,” said an eyewitness. “There was a shot. Everyone was scattering, ducking down, running around the sides of the restaurant.”
Eliana, a college student from New Jersey, described the heavy police presence in the area, but insisted it’s “not enough” because “they’re not everywhere.”
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Police have tried to stay mobile with more use of golf carts and ATVs to patrol the area. Witnesses described how officers “swarmed” the scene after the first shots were fired.
But Miami Beach PD warned that there are also “false alarms” that have occurred, leading to near-miss “surge conditions”.
The United States issued a travel alert for spring visitors to Mexico.
There were two women vacationing in Miami during spring break. Robbed at gunpoint. Also, saying they were stopped in a car outside the condominium building and robbed.
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The thieves took a wallet, money and a Rolex watch. One of the women, who is from the Netherlands, said the man knew her name, leading her to believe the couple had been set up.
The Miami Beach Police Department did not respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment by the time of publication.