Shooting Down The Street From Churchill's Pub Leaves One Dead, One Injured - Updated

An early-morning shooting down the street from Little Haiti's iconic punk-rock dive bar, Churchill's Pub, has left one person dead and another recovering in the hospital. The incident happened around 3:30 this morning, and police so far have released few details. Updated. 
Churchill's owner Dave Daniels says he was brushing his teeth when he heard the shooting from his apartment behind the bar. He says it happened about 20 yards down Northeast 55th Street from Churchill's long after it had closed. "None of the people involved had anything to do with the club,. Neither the shooter or the person who was shot."

Local 10 reported It was unclear if those involved were neighborhood residents. One person died on the scene, and another was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital and is recovering.

Police arrested one suspect outside the club and are searching for several people who might have information.


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Dead_fetus_baby
Dead_fetus_baby

If anyone knows any info on what happened here please post. I think i know who one of the victims was because I herd someone I know got killed in the churchills parking lot. There be so many people out there at night Im sure someone gotta know something... if you know the name of the victims please post. Thanks.

Police! Pay attention
Police! Pay attention

NE 55th Street has a Haitian gang called Zoe Pound. Plus the area is full of crack addicts who buy crack from the Haitians.  Plus everyone knows the Haitians buy stolen stuff and send it to Haiti in containers.

Police?

Guest
Guest like.author.displayName 1 Like

Churchill's is a DUMP.  Why would anyone want to go there! Just full of druggies and wannabee metal crap rockers.

Hans M.
Hans M. like.author.displayName 1 Like

My brother once had a shotgun put to his back in South Beach and robbed of his wallet. In South beach. He also got pistol whipped in front of our condo in Kendall and mugged too. These things happen, no matter where you are. Keep supporting Churchill's and Sweat and be smart about your surroundings.

Lazy police
Lazy police

Police are lazy.

They only leave their cars to get donuts.

Little Haiti has a gang called Zoe Pound. It has a base 2 doors from Churchill's.

Cops need to set ups few stings.

Ian Michael
Ian Michael

Once again the media mis-informs. No one called Churchill's to ask what happened. Not channel 10, not new times, nobody. If anyone asked the owner, Dave Daniels what happened this is what he would say.

"The incident that happened this week occurred well after Churchill's was closed and all the staff had gone home. It was not a drive by. In fact if you've been to Churchill's this week you know that the construction makes it impossible to even drive by. The incident occurred down the street, involved non patrons, and had nothing to do with Churchill's Pub. If anyone from the news bothered to call me I would have been happy to tell them this."

305 LOCAL
305 LOCAL

JUST PACK SOME HEAT NEXT TIME YOU WANT TO HAVE A FEW AT CHURCHILLS.       SET AN EXAMPLE IN THIS BITCH!

phranchise
phranchise like.author.displayName 1 Like

Quick comment, the vagrant crackheads who hang out around Churchill's aren't Haitian.

Moving on, it's a joke that Churchill's doesn't pay for security, everyone knows it's a problem and is tired of being harassed by the junkies and crackheads. Go ahead and charge 50 cents more for drinks, it will be worth it.

Helpme2323
Helpme2323

Churchills is the only place to hear good music and have cheap beer with out having to deal with the MIA BS so u get what u pay for. if its not good enough for you then don't go stay home an play with your self

Djmack8
Djmack8

Well, first off the beers are not that cheap, secondly, most of the bands that play there are pretty horrid (obviously, my opinion) and most people do stay home and play with themselves as evidenced by the lackluster live music attendance in this city. If we had a legit, clean, safe, good sounding venue with higher quality bands maybe more people would come out. For now we have the same 50 or so punkers at churchill's, most of whom just drink PBR's in the parking lot.

Djmack8
Djmack8

Well, first off the beers are not that cheap, secondly, most of the bands that play there are pretty horrid (obviously, my opinion) and most people do stay home and play with themselves as evidenced by the lackluster live music attendance in this city. If we had a legit, clean, safe, good sounding venue with higher quality bands maybe more people would come out. For now we have the same 50 or so punkers at churchill's, most of whom just drink PBR's in the parking lot.

305 LOCAL
305 LOCAL

CHURCHILLS WAS ALSO HELD UP AT GUNPOINT (INSIDE) A FEW YEARS AGO ALSO!! LAID ALL THE PATRONS ON THE GROUND. THEN CAME BACK AGAIN THE NEXT NIGHT!

ERR
ERR

"apparently a female" ? If it's not a fact, don't publish it. "Apparently" implies it's not known. Simple enough to leave the vague descriptor out.

Miketomsiphone@gmail.com
Miketomsiphone@gmail.com like.author.displayName 1 Like

There is several things that should be notedFirstly Churchills was closed at the timeChurchills is purely used as a geographical reference had the victims had a chance to walk in any direction for less than two minutes this would not have resulted in bad pr for Churchills.This is 100% a policing issue, I have extensive experience with Churchills from the mid 80's onward and can tell you that other than being a dive bar situated in a very low income area of our city, Churchills itself does nothing specifically to attract this sort of attention. I don't know what the current police concentration is but I doubt if it's any different from 2004 when just two police units (single cop) were assigned to the area from 54th St to 79th St and from 4th ave (NE) to nw 7th ave this is an area of 300 square blocks in an area that is economically deprived. How can that be right!Back in 2004 they had to bring in a task force to quell the high incidence of crime but it was only a temporary measure. In my opinion policing should be of a higher concentration, the official city of Miami viewpoint back in 2004 was well you can employee off duty cops, forgive me but I thought that was there job. Regarding the parking lot if police would trespass warn the bums they would have to move on, but they don't, so the lot terrorists survive. I am not going to excuse all Churchills faults but am adamant that this is just not fairThank youMike

Hello
Hello

@Miketomsiphone@gmail.com I've been to Churchill's many times over 10 years & I have NEVER seen a cop drive by. They must be scared themselves....maybe this shows how bad the area must be, that the cops themselves avoid it, lol

Djmack8
Djmack8

I agree, when my car was robbed, i waited for over an hour for a cop to show. Then, the cop, never even got out of her car, just wrote up a report. She told me how they have bigger crimes to worry about in the neighborhood than car beak ins. Well, riddle me this batwoman, If a crackhead breaks into my car, that gives him 1. money to buy drugs, which 2. brings in a drug dealer to the area, which 3. brings other drug dealers into the area because there's business, which 3. brings a turf war over who will sell in the area, which 4. leads to a shooting to settle the dispute. Now you have the direct line to why you have "bigger crimes" to worry about. How about not being a lazy piece of shit and doing your job? I know it's hot outside your squad car and those crackhead are "mad nasty" but you took the job now do your damn duty! If a McDonald's worker at minimum wage was as derelict in their responsibilities as most of the cops in that area they'd be fired within days. Miami P.D. get your damn act together!

phranchise
phranchise

Amazing! Now we know why there are drug and crime problems in Miami, someone broke into "you know who the F%#@k I am!!!"'s car!If only the police would patrol Churchill's parking lot, crime would cease.

you know who the f%#@K I am!!!
you know who the f%#@K I am!!!

No, genius, We have a crime problem in miami because it's a corrupt third world shithole. And, it's a fact that if the cops would do their fucking job and shake down the pieces of shit on the street crime would be less in that area. Why the fuck do you think crime magically goes down when you cross into Miami shores? Those crackheads don't live in little haiti they go there because they get away with it night after night.

305 LOCAL
305 LOCAL

Someone should foward all these comments to M.P.D.

guest
guest

its not a color issue, its a question of crackhead or not.

guest
guest like.author.displayName 1 Like

if your still hanging around churchills a half hour after they close on a wednesday, 3:30 in the middle of the night, your begging for a problem. all condolences to the victims and their families, but im always telling people not to hang out there in the parking lot after they close. that spot is incredibly dangerous. the locals, as you put them, are crackheads. a very desperate and dangerous element.

you know who the F%#@k I am!!!
you know who the F%#@k I am!!!

I had my car broken into there. I was told who the suspect was and i smacked him around a bit and chased him off out of the parking lot. This is more than the cops or any staff at churchill's has ever done. Actually, he went right back to the parking lot the next night as if he works there. My guess is one of those crackhead broke into a local Zoe Pound members car by accident and those guys play a little rougher than I do. I wouldn't wish death on a thieving crackhead but I can't say as I'll miss him much. As far as Churchill's goes, I'm done with it. If a new venue opens with more respect for it's patrons opens, i'll be at every show. 

guest
guest

It sounds like it happened after the club was closed for the night. It's a bad neighborhood, but as long as you don't wander away from the club you should be fine. Just stay inside, or in the parking lot, or out front.

Guest
Guest

It happened after they closed and involved non patrons. It's sad how this can get portrayed incorrectly and create a fear that is non-existent.

Fukoff
Fukoff

i was about to say the same thing

Police? Wake Up!
Police? Wake Up!

There are black crack addicts hanging around 55th Street and NE 2nd Avenue and 55th and NE 3rd Avenue. The Police do nothing.

There is a Haitian gang living on that street.

Car breakins daily.

Drugs too.

Cane
Cane

Color aside (I am black); the neighborhood haitians have left Churchill goers alone for the most part.  Hopefully it was the usual locals vs locals violence and non of the Churchill visitors were affected.  Not saying that Churchill visitors don't commit crime, but it is hard for me to imagine the "Bass Player from Unit Six" or his fan base were spraying bullets from outside of a car

Will Lopez
Will Lopez

My point exactly - But the "Haitians leaving the Churchill goers alone" has not exactly been the case recently - Cars have been getting jacked lately -

Chelly
Chelly

I'm sorry to hear this. Unfortunately things like this happen quite often around Little Haiti. Despite what goes down outside of Churchills, it doesn't change the fact that for some of us Churchills is like home. I have been attending shows there for a little over a decade, and I have never had incident. (knock on wood) 

WhoDat
WhoDat

Blacks (local haitians) or whites/browns (people at Churchills) shot?

Smith1
Smith1

Why does it matter which race they were? My prayers go out to the victims.

nomercy55
nomercy55

DO YOU REALLY WANT THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION,I DONT THINK YOU WANT ME TO TELL YOU OR OFFEND YOU..DO YOU REALLY

Will Lopez
Will Lopez

Smith1 - You are right, it does not matter from a tragedy standpoint, but it is an important question from a "going forward" avenue - Who got shot, and more importantly WHY IT HAPPENED is vital information - My friends car was stolen right outside the club a few weeks back, and it wasn't the "Bass Player from Unit Six" that did it.... It was one of the vagrants who mill around outside who ironically enough ask for "Money to watch your car" - There was always a common trust around that club - The locals let the Churchills folk be, and the cops never hassled the locals for loitering - Now in the last two years Sweat has been broken into, a ton of cars have been robbed, and now this - yikes -

nomercy55
nomercy55

LET ME GUESS YOURE AFRICAN AMERICAN

nomercy55
nomercy55

GET A LIFE BRO,PUT IT OUT THERE,WHO WERE THE PERPS....ENOUGH OF THE PC

Cemartinez
Cemartinez

For one thing it is of extreme urgent importance to know the race of ANY criminal as well as any other descriptive information, going on Channel 7 news and listing a suspect as "5'10" male" doesn't amount to diddly squat.

Jamesi3m
Jamesi3m

You've said nothing. What's sophomoric is to think that crime hasn't been studied ten ways to Sunday. Tell me please, how exactly is the color of someone's skin going to help you prevent crime in a high crime area? All you are doing is anonymously clinging to bigotry.

Los
Los

Haha thanks man I was just wondering hahaha no worries!

Will Lopez
Will Lopez

Hahahah - Sorry bro - what up?  I could have said "Guitar Player for Get Back" or "Drummer for Pretty Please" - I meant it was most likely NOT one of the crew pulling the trigger.... You were the first to come to mind - - It's Will from Guajiro btw- You kick ass -

Los
Los

Can I ask why im brought into the convo? Im the "bass player from unit six"

Dontreply
Dontreply

crime is crime is a sophomoric perspective. the more information there is of any criminal incident, the more chance there is of solving and eventually diminishing these kinds of incidents through pro-active preventative measures. criminology 101.

while i cannot speak for Sweat Records, i do remember other occasions where the store was broken into and vandalized.

Jamesi3m
Jamesi3m

Bullshit. Crime is crime. Any business that hasn't experienced crime should invest in lotto tickets. Knowing the color of someone's skin will do absolutely nothing to prevent anything, and any business that has had only one minor crime committed against them in 2 years is doing quite well -- especially anywhere in the city of Miami.

Hellvis
Hellvis

you are absolutly correct

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