8 shot at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park in Miami on MLK Day

8 shot at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park in Miami on MLK Day
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Police and fire rescue crews are on the scene after eight people were shot during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park.

According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, three juveniles and three adults were shot, and two other juveniles were grazed by bullets. The two juveniles who were grazed by bullets were treated on the scene and released to their parents.

Miami-Dade Police was among the multiple agencies that responded to the scene of the shooting at 6011 N.W. 32nd Avenue, in Northwest Miami-Dade, Monday, just before 4 p.m.

The victims, five children and three adults, ranged in age between 11 to 30-years-old.

Miami-Dade Police searched for the shooters in nearby homes. At around 5:20 p.m., officers confirmed they had detained two people for questioning and recovered two weapons from the scene.

“I now can report that we have two people detained and are being questioned by our detectives, Detective Marjoria Eloi said, “And we have two firearms that have been detained.”

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