Three People Dead, Six Injured in Shooting in US' Miami

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The gun killing took place at about 2 a.m., local time (06:00 GMT), during a graduation party in the Kendall suburb, as people began leaving, according to a Miami-Dade police director, Freddy Ramirez, cited in the report.

The three, arrested Monday and charged with attempted first-degree murder, are Quantayvious McCutchen, 19; his brother, 17-year-old Yahtayvious McCutchen; and Keyshad Richardson, 19. At least one firearm was found in the auto, police said, adding that they're looking for a second vehicle that may have been involved. Another shooting on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach left two people hurt.

Two of the deaths occurred when a vehicle crashed into a wall at nearby Miami Dade College's Kendall campus According to NBC Miami.

Investigators said in a press release on Sunday that the motive of the shooting is not clear.

Ramirez said a female who was a state corrections officer died at Jackson South Memorial Center.

The woman who was fatally shot was a Florida corrections officer, Ramirez said. "Our prayers are with her family as they navigate this unimaginable loss", Mark Inch, secretary of the department, said in a statement.

"It doesn't just affect the community, it affects the law enforcement community as well".

A auto then sped off and crashed into a wall at the nearby Miami Dade College Kendall campus. Authorities found at least one gun in the auto, but its exact connection to the shooting was unclear.

"This violence has to stop. We have rewards that have been offered, significant rewards, sometimes people are afraid to speak out and fear retaliation, because some of these are retaliatory", she said.

The shootings took place about a week after a mass shooting outside a concert in the county left two dead and over 20 wounded.

He added: "And this is extremely frustrating".

Ramirez expressed his frustration, saying, "Every weekend, it's the same thing. We did Operation Summer Heat, made a lot of arrests, seized a lot of firearms and here we are again".

Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava issued a statement in which she said she was "horrified" by the tragedy.

Another shooting on May 28 in the Wynwood area killed one person and injured six others. "I am fully committed to making sure Miami-Dade Police Department has all the resources needed to pursue these criminals and keep our community safe".

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