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3 People Dead, 5 Injured In Shooting Near Miami Dade-Kendall Campus, Cops Say

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Daniel A. Varela DVARELA@MIAMIHERALD.COM
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The Miami Herald
Miami-Dade Police officers and detectives gather outside the Shell gas station near the crime-scene after another Miami-Dade mass shooting and a possibly connected car crash killed three people and sent five or six others to the hospital with gunshot wounds, around Grand Salon Reception Hall at Southwest 104th Street and 109th Court in the Kendall neighborhood of Miami, Florida, on Sunday, June 6, 2021.

Miami-Dade County reports another deadly weekend after police responded to a shooting that happened near a graduation party.

Three people were killed and another five wounded when people in several cars opened fire outside a graduation party at a lounge near Miami-Dade College’s Kendall campus early Sunday — the latest in a string of mass shootings that have roiled South Florida in recent weeks.

One victim was identified as Tyleisha Taylor, a 20-year-old Florida Department of Corrections officer who police do not believe was the target of the shooting. Two other men, not yet identified, died when their red Toyota Camry “fled the scene” and smashed into a wall of the college campus about 2:20 a.m. The vehicle was peppered with bullet holes, and investigators were probing whether the car was part of the drive-by ambush and was struck by return gunfire from the crowd.

Miami-Dade Police Director Freddy Ramirez said a gun was found in the crashed car but police were still sorting through what happened and many details of the shooting, as well as the motive, remained unclear. Still, it was the second consecutive weekend of deadly gun violence that has sparked community outrage.

Read more from our news partner at The Miami Herald.