History Of Mass Shootings In South Florida

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The deadly shooting outside a North Miami funeral home that left two people dead and twelve injured is not the first mass shooting in South Florida but it may be one of the worst.

The shooting took place around 9:30 p.m. outside the Funeraria Latina Emanuel funeral home at 14990 W. Dixie Highway on March 30th. When the barrage of bullets ended, two men were killed and 12 others were hospitalized including a 5-year-old girl.

Click here to read more about the investigation.

Here’s a look at some other mass shootings that have taken place in South Florida.

June 6, 2010:

Gerardo Regalado shot 7 women, killing four of them including his wife Liazan Molina at the Yoyito Restaurant in Hialeah.  After the mass shooting, he shot and killed himself.

January 23, 2009:

Nine people were shot at a dice game at the corner of NW 70th Street and 15th Avenue when two men with assault rifles opened fire on a crowd of 30 people in front of small Liberty City market. Two people died. 16-year-old Brandon Mills and 18-year-old Derrick Gloster. Both were shot in the head.

July 6, 2009:

Three people opened fire with an assault rifle at the 20th birthday party celebration for Lawrence Smith near NW 5th Street and 5th Avenue in Overtown. Twelve people were wounded and two partygoers died: Michelle Coleman, 21, a FAMU college student, and Anthony Smith, a 17-year-old football star at Booker T. Washington Senior High. Rodney Lashawn Miller was arrested about a month later for his role in the mass shooting and charged with two counts of second-degree murder. He was 18 at the time of his arrest.

November 26, 2009:

Paul Michael Merhige opened fire during Thanksgiving dinner at the Palm Beach home of his cousin Muriel Sitton. He shot 6 family members, killing 4 of them. Merhige killed his twin sisters, one of whom was pregnant, his aunt Raymonde Joseph and Muriel’s 6-year-old daughter Makayla, who had been tucked into bed. Merhige avoided the death penalty after agreeing to plead guilty in exchange for seven consecutive life sentences.

August 20, 1982:

Carl Robert Brown was a teacher turned mass murderer who killed eight people and injured another three with a shotgun in a Miami welding shop on August 20, 1982. He was later fatally shot and run down by two witnesses, when cycling away from the crime scene. The 51-year old history teacher was reportedly upset over the bill for work done on his lawnmower engine.

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  • Danny white

    Lets also remember Palmetto FL, mass shooting at local night club
    Sept 10 ,2011- 2 dead 22 wounded ,that story did not get to much coverage. Sadly the local community remains tight lipped and we may never find out who was responsible for this horrific event.

  • http://www.musingsofavastright-winger.blogspot.com/ fuzzysdad01

    There was a mass shooting of 8-10 people in Goulds,Fl in 1986 or 87 it was rival drug gangs.

  • Rob

    Yeah, and what about the mass murder at the waffle house, or whatever its called, in Davie at Griffind Road and I-75 I think was the spot? SOmething like 4 or 5 people shot executions tyle in back of the heads in the freezer over a robbery? ONe of the most f’ed up things I ever heard of?

    And I know there’s alot more not mentioned here….

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