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Dead In Mass Shooting Outside Concert In Florida, 20 Injured

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Alexia Foder  TNS Police on crime scene of a shooting where seven people were injured in Wyndwood Fla

At least two people have died and more than 20 were injured in a shooting outside a billiards club in Hialeah in the USA state of Florida, Miami-Dade police director Alfredo Ramirez III said in a tweet early on Sunday.

Three assailants reportedly got out of the SUV and indiscriminately opened fire with rifles and handguns at the crowd outside the banquet hall, which had been rented out for a concert.

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, the USA police said. Florida Police are calling the shooting a "targeted act of violence".

"These are cold-blooded killers who fired indiscriminately into a crowd", he said, stressing, "We will do justice".

Miami-Dade Police Director Freddy Ramirez said Sunday morning that the shooting was a "targeted and cowardly act of gun violence".

Florida remains marked by the 2016 shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, in which a gunman killed 49 people and wounded at least 68 others.

"He said the guys came with ski masks and hoodies, and just started shooting up the crowd", Green said. Both were in hospital recovering, though the nephew, hit four times, was in more serious condition.

"According to investigators, the establishment was hosting a scheduled event and several patrons were standing outside", Miami-Dade Police Department said in a statement.

Police were seeking help from the community in finding the shooters.

It was the second mass shooting in the city in little more than 24 hours.

And over the past year, gun-related homicides have surged nationwide.

President Joe Biden last month branded U.S. gun violence an "epidemic" and an "international embarrassment".

President Joe Biden last month branded USA gun violence an "epidemic" and an "international embarrassment".

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