Miami Dade Shooting Leaves 2 Dead and 21 Injured


On May 30, 2 were killed and 21 were injured outside a Miami-Dade banquet hall during a mass shooting. 

Clayton Dillard III and Desmond Owens, both 26, were the two killed. The shooting took place after a concert that the banquet hall was rented for. The crowd which was shot upon returned the fire as some of them were armed.

The suspects have not been found but footage shows three masked shooters getting in and out of a Nissan Pathfinder which was stolen and then submerged in a canal. While there is no clear motive, officers suspect this was caused by the rivalry between two groups. 

Clayton Dillard’s father, grief-stricken, said, “You all killed my kid; you must burn. You killed a good kid,” while interrupting the ongoing news conference.

“What I can tell you about these groups, they’re cowards. They’re murderers and killers and they don’t care about anyone and they don’t care about life. If you see in my tone I’m angry, I’m angry hearing that father yesterday, as a dad myself, it’s heartbreaking, it has to stop,” stated the Miami-Dade police director Alfredo Ramirez in response.

This tragic case is one of many affected by gun violence of this year, especially in Miami-Dade where two mass shootings occurred over the Memorial Day weekend. In 2020, there were around 1,200 shootings in Miami-Dade alone. America experienced 614 mass shootings last year.

The suspects have not yet been found. Authorities are now offering 30,000 for any information that could lead to the arrests and 100,000 for information that leads to convictions.