Four Shot Outside Nightclub in Allapattah
A bloody week in South Florida continued early this morning with a mass shooting outside a Latin music nightclub in the heart of Allapattah. Four people were hit outside the Flow Bar & Lounge on NW 36th Street as bystanders scrambled for cover.
The shootout comes one day after a Miami cop fatally shot a homeless man in Overtown and police in Pompano Beach fired more than 30 rounds at an alleged bank robber, killing him in a parking lot.
The latest burst of violence occurred outside the Flow, a bar in the heart of Allapattah's Dominican neighborhood that offers live Latin music and DJs. Witnesses tell Channel 7 the gunfire came from a car that pulled up outside the club, targeting a group on the street and peppering a black four-door car nearby.
When fire-rescue arrived, three of the four victims had already been rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital by friends and bystanders.
"There was only one victim on the scene for us to transport," Miami Fire-Rescue spokesman Lt. Ignatius Carroll tells New Times. "The others had already been transported to Jackson."
Carroll says the victim transported by his crew was a female in stable condition; no information about the other victims has been released yet.
As for yesterday's double serving of officer-involved shootings, details are still emerging. Miami PD has released the name of the officer involved: 20-year veteran Officer Antonio Torres, who has been placed on administrative leave. According to police, Torres shot the homeless man, Fritz Severe, when he refused to drop a metal pipe during a confrontation in a park.
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