MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A City of Miami firefighter was one of two people killed in a shooting in Miami.
Shots rang out around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, September 24th, at the home at 4331 N.W. 31st Court, where dozens of people were attending a wake.
Police said an unknown male approached the gathering and opened fire, unsure if there was more than one shooter.
Sirernest Williams, 22, and Chadrick Gerard Davis, 23, were struck and killed, police said. A woman was also seen being taken away in an ambulance, although it’s not believed that she was directly shot.
Davis was a 2-year veteran firefighter for City of Miami.
“The City of Miami is extremely saddened by the death of one of our first responders. Firefighter Chadrick Davis, 23 years old and a two year veteran, is the godson of Fire Chief Maurice Kemp and the son of retired Fire Lieutenant Malcolm Davis,” said Miami City Manager Daniel J. Alfonso in a released statement. “I am very saddened by the loss of one of our firefighters and the continued senseless violence in our community. My heartfelt condolences go out to the family and to all of our firefighters.”
Miami Fire Chief Maurice Kemp also spoke, calling it a tragedy that especially hit home because he had known Davis since he was born.
The wake they were attending was reportedly for Williams’ best friend, 26-year-old Derrick West, who died earlier in the week.
“They was burying his best friend today,” said Maxine McKinnon, Williams’ grandmother. “Now they got to bury him. He got a baby on the way, yeah. He just had a reveal shower last week, Saturday. And he was there, and his friend who got killed, he was supposed to be the godfather. And they killed him.”
An investigation is ongoing.