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UPDATE: Tuesday Morning Miami Shooting likely Revenge or Turf War

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

News Release: Associated Press
June 26, 2014

MIAMI (AP) -- Police say the motive in a shooting that killed two and injured seven others was likely revenge or drug dealers staking out turf.

The shooting happened early Tuesday in Miami's Liberty City neighborhood.

Authorities say 30-year-old Kevin Richardson and 26-year-old Nakeri Jackson died in the gunfire.

The Miami Herald reports two gunmen pulled up to a small apartment building and began shooting high-powered automatic weapons as more than a dozen people stood outside the complex. More than five dozen bullet casings littered the area. Bullets tore through windows and doors.

Miami Police Chief Manuel Orosa says two neighboring housing complexes have been at odds for years over drug-run street corners and the shootings were likely "a retaliatory shooting or over something that happened before."

The investigation continues.


News Release: Associated Press
Updated: June 24, 2014 9:44 A.M.

MIAMI (AP) -- Police say two people are dead and 10 others are wounded following an early morning shooting in Miami's Liberty City neighborhood.

The dead include a 20-year-old man and a teenage girl. Police also say a 17-year-old girl was critically wounded in the shooting which happened near an intersection around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Miami police spokeswoman Frederica Burden says investigators are still trying to figure out what happened. The sidewalk was littered with dozens of spent shell casings marked by blue police cones and shattered glass by mid-morning Tuesday. Some relatives standing nearby said they were afraid to talk about the shootings.

A Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital spokeswoman said she couldn't release information, including how many people were brought there. She also said the patients had chosen not to release information about their medical conditions.


News Release: Associated Press
June 24, 2014

MIAMI (AP) -- Police say two people are dead and multiple people are wounded following a shooting in Miami's Liberty City neighborhood.

The shooting happened early Tuesday morning and police spokeswoman Federica Burden says police are still investigating.

Miami Fire Rescue Lt. Ignatius Carroll told reporters a large crowd was at the scene when rescue units arrived. He described an "emotional scene outside with family members crowding around."

There was no word on a motive in the shooting, the conditions of the injured or possible arrests.


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