MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava vowed Sunday “to fight violence at the root” after a mass shooting that claimed two lives and injured nearly two dozen.
“This is another despicable, cold-blooded act that resulted in two people dead and nearly 25 injured,” the mayor wrote on Twitter.READ MORE: Coral Gables resident says city's automatic license plate recognition cameras are a constitutional violation
The Miami-Dade Police Department said three people in a white SUV pulled up at 12:30 a.m. with assault rifles and handguns, unloading on people at a concert in the El Mula Banquet Hall.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue pronounced two victims dead on the scene, while the rest of the victims were either taken or self-transported to local hospitals.
Sunday’s mass shooting comes just after seven people were shot in Wynwood, where one victim died.
“My heart breaks for the families of the victims of the mass shootings this weekend. We will do everything we can to bring the shooters to justice and turn the tide on this violence,” the mayor said.
Cava said she’s working closely with MDPD and the county’s chief public safety officer “to bring criminals to justice. She added she’s “working with our chief community services officer to fight violence at the root, with strategies aimed at prevention and intervention.”
“It’s on all of us to demand a community where all our families can live in safety and peace. Enough is enough—no more innocent lives stolen,” she said.
On Sunday’s edition of “Face The Nation,” Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo addressed the two shootings.READ MORE: Second Suspected Case Of Monkeypox In Broward Under Investigation
“It’s just an indication of the problem we have with the scourge of gun violence in this country,” he said.
News of the mass shooting reaches Tallahassee, where Gov. Ron DeSantis also commented.
“We mourn the loss of the two victims and are praying for the recovery of the more than 20 people injured at El Mula Banquet Hall near Hialeah,” he wrote on Twitter. “We are working with local authorities to bring justice to the perpetrators. Justice needs to be swift and severe!”
Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis, who you may recognize from the show ‘The Profit,’ announced he’s offering a $100,000 reward to help law enforcement arrest and convict the people responsible for Sunday’s mass shooting.
On Sunday evening, the ATF said it would add $25,000 to the reward money, for a grand total of $130,000. The total includes $5,000 offered by Crime Stoppers.
The offer was praised by Mayor Cava and Miami-Dade Police Director Freddy Ramirez.
“Grateful for this contribution Marcus Lemonis! This is our community, we are stronger together. We need our county to step up with information,” Ramirez wrote on Twitter.MORE NEWS: Celtics torch Heat early, even series with 102-82 blowout
If you know anything, please call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS. You can remain anonymous.