Miami Shooting Kills Two In Liberty City, Florida Police Say Mass Shooting Suspects Still At Large

Patrick Frye

A Miami shooting killed two and wounded seven people in the neighborhood of Liberty City. Florida police have detained three men in association with the mass shooting but have not yet released their identities or whether or not they are connected to the Liberty City shooting.

In a related report by The Inquisitr, famous novel author Stephen King responded to a shooting in his area by claiming that "it's time to regulate firearms."

Miami Police PIO Frederica Burden said more than 60 shots were fired into a group of people at around 2:15 AM on Tuesday morning:

"We have multiple people shot; two deceased at this time. We're early on into this investigation as to a motive, as to why this incident occurred, and we're asking anyone that witnessed anything, that heard anything, between those hours of this morning, to please contact our Miami homicide units or Crime Stoppers."

Police found a Spongebob Squarepants backpack on the roof of a building about a block away from the site of the Miami Shooting. Inside this backpack was found "two guns with extended magazines." Witnesses who live in the area claim the police saw someone crawling around on the roof, although three men that were detained had tossed the bag at the feet of police and had nothing to do with the shooting.

On the sidewalk closer to the scene of the crime police found dozens of spent shell casings. Other reports claim the shooters were two men who pulled up in a dark SUV and carried "high power automatic weapons" such as an AK-47 and an AR-15. These two suspects have not been identified or arrested as of Tuesday evening.

Miami police Sgt. Javier Ortiz says gun violence like the Liberty City shooting is a regular occurrence in the area:

"We have reached a tipping point in the district where the criminal element has no fear of our police officers and are beginning to act with impunity. Folks, people are getting killed in groups three blocks outside of our police station. If this isn't a wakeup call to our stakeholders, I don't know what is."