Miami, 8 People Shot, 5 Juveniles at MLK Park on Martin Luther King Day

Miami-Dade police say eight people — five of them juveniles — have been wounded in a shooting at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park.

Police Department spokesman Detective Daniel Ferrin says in a news release that two suspects are being questioned about the Monday afternoon shooting. He says two firearms were recovered and the active investigation is continuing.

The Miami Herald reports that hundreds of people had gathered in the park after the annual MLK Day parade in the Liberty City neighborhood in northwest Miami-Dade.

Ferrin says the victims range in age from 11 to 30, with five listed in stable condition and one critical. He says two juveniles grazed by bullets were treated and released on the scene.

7News reporter Ann Keil said she and her photographers were about 100 feet away from the scene of the shooting.

“This was supposed to be about peace and togetherness,” Keil said during the broadcast. Keil said police appear to have someone in custody, but it’s unknown whether they have a suspect at this time.

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