To say the circumstances surrounding an early morning multiple shooting in Miami are unclear is like saying Moms Demand Action have difficulty with facts. Neither statement begins to capture the breadth and majesty of the assertion. Here’s what miamiherald.com is reporting: “Witnesses said they heard dozens of rounds, maybe 100, rip through a storefront Miami nightclub called The Spot, wedged between a furniture store and a smoke shop. When the bullets stopped, 15 young people were bloodied, dazed and wounded.” So the club — which has a liquor license — was apparently filled with a crowd including children as young as eleven years old when, it appears, a shootout broke out at about 1:00 a.m. between multiple individuals . . .
Police say they, too, don’t know exactly what triggered the violence. At least one witness says it appears that two groups of people were shooting at each other.
Witnesses, whose accounts of these things are always suspect at best, have varying stories, but it appears safe to assert that a hail of lead flew through the watering hole. Listen to “Prentice’s” description of the various volleys and estimated round counts he heard in the video above. It seems nothing short of miraculous that no one was killed, though one 15-year-old is in critical condition.
Frederica Burden, a spokeswoman for the Miami Police Department, said investigators are trying to determine who was inside the nightclub, how many shooters there were and what prompted the firing. She said the club is cooperating in the shooting investigation.
“This has baffled everybody,” she said. “We are just trying to figure out what’s going on.”
No one has been arrested so far. Someone – strike that – a LOT of people have some ‘splainin’ to do.