Relations need solutions after lethal mass shootings in northwest Miami-Dade

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Clayton Dillard III’s family have confirmed that he was shot dead in the violent incident in northwest Miami-Dade that killed one more person and injured dozens more.

Dillard’s father asked the police to show him his son’s body on Sunday, which was left at the scene of the crime, covered with a tarpaulin.

The police told the family that they would not let him see because they could not contaminate an active investigation scene.

Dillard’s body stayed in 90 degree heat for almost 18 hours.

Loved ones await updates from hospitals on victims of banquet room shootouts

It was just after midnight on Sunday when the Miami-Dade fire department brought eight gunshot victims to the emergency room for treatment.

Amid the chaos, twelve other victims took themselves and their friends to various emergency rooms in the Miami-Dade and Broward counties, making it difficult for police to accurately count the injured early on.

Eight of the 23 gunshot victims were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital, with one released shortly after sunrise on Sunday.

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Seven were admitted to the emergency room at Palmetto General Hospital, one of whom was in critical condition.

Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood reported that five patients from the crime scene were admitted to its emergency room. Two of them are in critical condition.

Local 10 News spoke to several family members who were waiting for updates about their loved ones.

“You never know what it’s like until something is ripped off,” said Chad Harris, whose 19-year-old daughter was shot. “She’s going to be operated on now. We just pray. Pray for all victims, pray for all families. “

While standing outside Jackson Memorial Hospital, Angelica Green told Local 10 News that her 24-year-old son was shot in the stomach.

“He called us frantic and said he was shot, it hurts and he loves us,” said Green. “My husband said, ‘No, stay with us.'”

Green’s son also told his mother about the people who opened fire.

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“He said the guys came in with ski masks and hoodies and just started shooting up the crowd,” said Green.

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