Apr 01

Gunmen attack funeral in Miami, kill two, injure 12

The area surrounding the site of shootings by unknown gunmen in Miami, Florida, late on March 30, 2012, which reportedly killed two and injured 12 people.

Unidentified gunmen have opened fire on mourners outside the site of a funeral held for a shooting victim in Miami, Florida, killing two and injuring 12, US police say.

The men fled after shooting at a crowd of mourners attending the funeral of a 21-year-old man, himself the victim of a fatal shooting, police said on Saturday.

“I was on my way out of the chapel when I heard the shots,” said a pastor present at the service, adding, “I told people to look for cover. It was chaos.”

According to the police, two men were killed in the incident while a 5-year-old girl was among the injured.

In late February, a watch guard shot dead an unarmed 17-year-old African-American in Florida, in what has been described by human rights groups as a racially motivated attempt.

The incident sparked public outcry and weeks of protests across the country.


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