Miami Beach shooting on Memorial Day weekend 2011

1 Dead, 7 Injured in Miami Beach Shootings

One person was killed and seven others -- including three police officers -- were injured in a series of early morning Memorial Day shootings in South Beach, police said.

The first shooting happened shortly before 4 a.m. after police opened fire on a car in the area of Collins Avenue and 15th Street.

Police said the car had been involved in an earlier crash with a police car, and that the driver had hit several cars and had tried to hit officers.

The driver of the car was killed, police said. Authorities said they're trying to determine whether the man had fired any gunshots.

Four innocent bystanders were injured in the shooting and were taken to Ryder Trauma Center, Miami Beach Police said. Their injuries and conditions are unknown.

Two Miami Beach officers and an officer from Hialeah were taken to Mount Sinai Medical Center. Police said none of the officers were seriously injured..


By: H8theState (231.68)

Tags: Miami Beach, shooting, Memorial Day weekend 2011,

Location: United States


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