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Two dead, more than 20 injured in Florida shooting

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Three people with assault weapons and handguns started firing into a crowd that was gathered for a concert.

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TWO PEOPLE have died and more than 20 were injured in a shooting outside a billiards club in Hialeah, a town to the north of Miami in Florida, police said on Sunday.

“I am at the scene of another targeted and cowardly act of gun violence, where over 20 victims were shot and 2 have sadly died,” Miami-Dade police director Alfredo Ramirez III said in a tweet.

A white Nissan Pathfinder pulled up to the location and three people got out with assault weapons and handguns and started firing into the crowd that was gathered for a concert at the venue, CNN reported.

CNN said about 20 to 25 of those injured were taken to a number of nearby hospitals.

The shooting took place early on Sunday morning, CBS4 Miami said, and added that at least one of those injured was listed in critical condition. CBS4 Miami said police had no one in custody as of early Sunday.

The Florida mass shooting is one of a number that have taken place in the past few weeks in the United States. There were at least 200 mass shootings in the country in the first 132 days of this year, a report by the Gun Violence Archive, a non-profit research group, said.

– REUTERS