Two people were killed and multiple others were hospitalized following a shooting in Miami early Tuesday, officials said.
Between 7 and 10 people were shot outside an apartment complex at Northwest 12th Avenue and 65th Street around 2 a.m., Miami Police said. One man, identified by family members as 30-year-old Kevin Richardson, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Another man, identified by family members as 26-year-old Nakiel Jackson, died at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
“Someone knocked on the door, he opened the door and they shot him,” said Felicia Mans, Jackson’s aunt.
“It’s a sad situation,” said Miami Police Chief Manuel Orosa, who responded to the scene early Tuesday. “We’ve never had any calls, any problems in this apartment building.”
At least five injured people were rushed to Jackson Memorial, one who was stable and three who were in serious condition, Miami Fire Rescue spokesman Lt. Ignatius Carroll said.
One was a woman who sustained multiple gunshot wounds, Carroll said.
“We also had one adult male who was in extremely critical condition, was unresponsive, and paramedics performed CPR all the way here to the hospital,” Carroll said. It’s believed that victim was Nakiel Jackson.
One woman said her 17-year-old sister was shot at the scene and rushed to the hospital. Chief Orosa said the teen was “very critical.”
Carroll said several paramedics responded to the scene, which he described as “chaotic.”
Police said they have no motive in the shooting but detectives are speaking with witnesses. Between 50 and 60 shots were fired at the scene, police said.
“At this point, we’re not going to speculate as to what happened on the scene. The investigators have been here since 2 a.m. and we’re going to give them their chance to do what they need to do to find out why this occurred,” Miami Police spokeswoman Frederica Burden said.
“If someone’s seen anything, I wish you guys [would] come forward. He was somebody’s son, he was somebody’s father,” said Bennae Robinson, Richardson’s aunt.
Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.
Source: NBC Miami