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.
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"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.