Police, Gunmen Open Fire On South Beach; Two Officers Injured
Things were literally on and popping on South Beach, Miami this Memorial Day weekend.
Miami, which draws thousands of tourists for Memorial Day weekend celebrations each year, saw two shootings that left one person dead, and as many as seven others injured, including two police officers.
According to the Miami Herald, two police officers are in the hospital after two early Monday morning shootings.
Police spokeswoman, detective Jenny Velazquez, confirmed that two officers were receiving treatment at Mount Sinai Medical Center for unknown injures.
Velazquez stated that the police-involved shooting happened around 4 a.m. Monday morning Collins Avenue and 15th Street on South Beach.
A second shooting erupted later around 5:15 a.m. just blocks away from the first in the area of 14th Street and Washington Avenue.
According to Miami Beach Police, a total of five people were taken to Ryder Trauma Center with injuries.
One person was killed in the shootings.
The video posted below was filmed by a bystander, and shows footage from one of the shootings that took place on Collins Avenue and 15th Street..
Police opened fire on a car, that had been involved in an earlier crash with a police car.
Anyone still in Miami visiting for the weekend, please make it home safely.