About 3 o'clock this morning, after a beef at Nocturnal in downtown Miami, seven people were shot. So far, only one person has died, but it is the most gruesome attack at a Miami nightclub in years.
According to police, the man killed was 26-year-old Brandon Marquis McGhee of North Miami. Court records show he had a long arrest record, having been charged with grand theft, resisting arrest, burglary, passing bad checks, and petty theft.
Ambulances took six of the wounded to Jackson Memorial Hospital. Friends took another man to the hospital.
Police say hundreds of people stampeded from the club after the shooting.
The police release about the shooting follows:
Today, shortly after 3 a.m., Miami Police officers responded to Club Nocturnal located at 50 NE 11th Street, after learning that several people had been shot inside the club.
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According to the on-scene investigation, several patrons inside the club began arguing, minutes later gunfire erupted. As a result, seven people were struck by the gunfire. In fear for their lives, hundreds of patrons from inside the club began running out front and exit doors.
Miami Fire Rescue transported five wounded victims with non-life threatening injuries to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Unit. One other wounded victim was taken by friends to Jackson Memorial Hospital as well.
The fatally wounded victim, who died on the scene, has been identified as Brandon Marquis McGhee, D.O.B. 1/28/85.