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Up to Ten People Shot, Two Killed in Liberty City Mass Shooting

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Photo by Sabrina Rodriguez
Police surround the complex where up to a dozen victims were shot last night.
Around 2:30 this morning, gunfire strafed the courtyard of a Liberty City apartment building, wounding up to ten and killing two in the worst instance of mass violence in Miami this year. Police are still sorting through the chaos to determine what happened.

"We have no motive at this time," Miami Police spokeswoman Frederica Burden tells Riptide. "We're interviewing witnesses. We are basically trying to figure out what transpired around 2:30 in the morning to have that many people outside at one time."

Update: Police have identified the two victims killed in the shooting as 29-year-old Kevin Richardson and 26-year-old Nakeri Jackson. Officials now say that seven other people were seriously wounded in the attack.

The shooting happened at a building near NW 12th Avenue and 65th Street, a corner of two-story apartment complexes.

Victims rushed to the hospital by ambulance or their own cars, and witnesses scattered along with them, complicating the investigators' job this morning to the point that they're not certain how many people were hit.

"It was difficult to tell because some transported to the hospital on their own and some by rescue transport," Burden says.

One victim died at the scene and another was pronounced dead at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where several others are still being treated.

Police have swarmed the area and are conducting dozens of interviews to figure out the basics of what happened. "We have investigators here and some at the hospital," Burden says. "Some witnesses are still here, and many have left. Once we all have a meeting of the minds later this morning, we'll have more information."

Update: By 10 a.m., dozens of bystanders and neighbors had surrounded the taped-off police area.

Many expressed frustration that another mass shooting had marred their neighborhood. Liberty City and nearby Little Haiti have been the site of several in recent years, including a shooting in 2009 that killed two and wounded 16 and a string of killings throughout the summer of 2012.

"This is the kind of tragedy that happens here all the time," said Anthony Johnson, a neighbor who lives across the street from the shooting scene. "We get hit close to home, and nobody does nothing."

Like several other residents in the area, Johnson complained that cops seemed to be in the area only after the tragedy occurred.

"How am I supposed to feel safe here when the police only show up when it's too late?" he asked.

Regina Wilson, another neighbor and lifelong Liberty City resident, echoed Johnson's concerns.

"The police obviously ain't doing nothing. That's why people ain't scared to come here and shoot up our homes," she said. "Now they're acting like they got the situation under control, but what about next time? What about all the other people that get killed here?"

-- Sabrina Rodriguez contributed to this report

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DRAKEMALLARD.0
DRAKEMALLARD.0 topcommenter

"Now, this right here, is where I grew up. I seen everything, man, everything. I seen a man get killed right over there, you know? They beat him up, stomped him, shot the dude, stomped the man again, and then I seen 'em take a dump on the dude. I swear to god, man, they actually, like, shot a deuce on this man! They shat on a  man! And I started thinking to myself; 'Man...what'd he do to make them that mad?'.

They" want us to KILL OURSELVES 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2ECcFN8uqg

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

................this is how real estate developers clear out a neighborhood: 1) inundate the community with drugs and guns, 2) once property value drop buy contiguous lots, 3) watch residents take their section 8 housing vouchers elsewhere and move away, 4) tear-down any trace of a BLACK community,  5)build luxury condo high-rises for wealthy class

without slums and ghettos as the route towards gentrification there would be no urban sprawl of real estate developers paving over and erecting buildings everywhere - it used to be slumlords would just burn people out of their apartments BUT distributing guns and drugs shifts the whole blame thing onto the BLACK community

compare CABRINI GREEN to the NORTH END of BOSTON and follow the money

John Ransom
John Ransom

Yard LinxMedia lmao. Yup, Must be whitey behind all this.

Cary Cary
Cary Cary

I think you meant, "seem"??? If you're going to correct grammar, be sure yours is on point.

Jahzel Dotel
Jahzel Dotel

Are they selling guns in supermarkets or something? All these fuckin shootings everywhere left and right. My friend was shot yesterday in his home, Louis Salgar. God bless fuckin America.

Familia Ramirez
Familia Ramirez

No offense to anyone but check your grammar and spelling. Smh. It can make you seam uneducated. Just saying. Carry on.

tcalderon2001
tcalderon2001

Too bad, they keep protecting the criminal element in that community

Rick Smith
Rick Smith

I guess they want us to say, OH WELL!

LaTonda James
LaTonda James

This picture is very deceiving because the shooting DID NOT take place here. Yes in the same neighborhood but Liberty Square receives enough negative media coverage without this. Miami New Times should be able to access the correct photo. And as far as crime in the area, there's one simple answer, its called POLICE PRESENCE and not POLICE RESPONSE!

Eric202
Eric202

ridiculous. so New Times once again implying the police are to blame. if there's too much police presence, they'd run a story about how the " police are profiling and overbearing.

Chgo Dave
Chgo Dave

it is what it is ? if they're black the black person did it. if its white some white person did it... yard L believe it or not some of us are actually brought up different, and that indeed makes us different don't blame one side when the other side does something? it is what it is.

Rafael Velez Jr
Rafael Velez Jr

Arm yourselves. You have the right to bear arms to protect yourself & family

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

...................drugs and disenfranchised people add HOT weather and no chance of anything changing and here you have it

as for the police being useful that now depends on the co-operation of the eyewitnesses however typically the police get stonewalled and that's where it ends

Maday Damian
Maday Damian

i work blocks from this hood and its no joke when u gotta go past the area, i love knowing im in the middle of it n get respect ;)

Jp Jimenez
Jp Jimenez

The mayor is going to layoff 450 cops and if that happens this type of massacre is going to become routine

Gloria Kaiser
Gloria Kaiser

Will someone please think of the children!!!!

Nancy-Stephen Palenzuela-Neely
Nancy-Stephen Palenzuela-Neely

This is SAD, I remember that neighborhood back in the late 70's, it was so very Peaceful, Everyone knew each and showed Respect for each other. I Like to think of the Good days, of a use to be Liberty City, ” The Pork 'en Beans ” I was young back but I remember Peace, Quiet and Having Fun at the Park, when I use to visit my family that use to live there back in the days. Ijs REAL.

Yard LinxMedia
Yard LinxMedia

The white media’s nightly newscast mainstreaming of negative depictions of its Black population easily meets this objective. Its constantly negative depictions of Black people changes the root problem of anti-black racism in America to be due to Black’s behavior rather than White’s proclivity for racism.

Yard LinxMedia
Yard LinxMedia

When groups in power want to suppress or to exploit its minority group they do so by portraying that group as a fearsome enemy or a major problem of the society through lies and manufactured news items.

Darla Powell
Darla Powell

Let's lay off 1000 cops! Why stop at 400?

Yard LinxMedia
Yard LinxMedia

The U.S. media’s constant racially devaluing depictions and distorted portrayal of its Black population, that amplifies the negative to the point that it distorts reality, is more than just biased media reports. They function as media manipulation psychosocial programs.

Yard LinxMedia
Yard LinxMedia

The Black family with its options constrained by social, economic and educational discrimination have had fewer resources with which to resist these assaults and consequently are the most burdened by the resulting social pathologies.

Carlos Cnotez Rodriguez
Carlos Cnotez Rodriguez

Christian Ferreyra sad to say but the damage is done...u can try to pry ssomething youve already given to a person they hold sacred away from them....its gon be WAR.

Yard LinxMedia
Yard LinxMedia

let's get political correct here and throw the mambo jumbo out the window and call it as i see it. The only time these neighborhood like, Over town, Liberty and the rest of the black area gets any spot light in the news, It will not be any thing of good substances. it seem like everything that the new media write and show about the black area is killing, robing, and drug dealing. @Miami Time, my question is should people have a different view point than what you the new show them. Lot of the people who leaves a comment don't know the culture of the people you write about. Don't blame the people who leave insensitive comment that is what the media shows and write about in these neighborhoods.

Robert Roderick Rodriguez
Robert Roderick Rodriguez

Christian Ferreyra this you being so ignorant, none of this people killing others care about law or gun restrictions flat out criminals. They are not law abiding citizens and because people like that I have right to carry and defend myself. I hope you never in a situation where you meet this individuals, maybe you can see on them since liberal love those self defense tactics

Michael Dittmeier
Michael Dittmeier

You will never hear the gun control and anti gun violence crowd talk about this incident, it's not white enough for them.

Mike Clark
Mike Clark

You Can't tell the entire World Not to talk about what You,Miami Times reported, This is the Internet if you don't like it then don't report it!

Ingrid Jones
Ingrid Jones

Why is it the guns fault....and not the shooter

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

....................maybe it wasn't POLITICALLY CORRECT but that story totally evades the real truth behind mass migration - SECTION 8 HOUSING VOUCHERs

not only decreasing property values but solving the "problem" of actually removing BLACK community residents in an orderly fashion over a short period of time - real estate developers cannot have "hold-outs" when they clear and entire neighborhood the size of DETROIT and have any remnants of BLACK existence to claim any new value created in building luxury high-rise condos for whites only

it must be a total extermination and bulldozer-ization and white-ification to get to gentrification - even the APOLLO theater in harlem is on its way out soon to erase any evidence of a culture or history specific to a geographic area

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

...................since BLACK people do not create a legacy by constantly moving around this plays right into real estate developers plans OTHERWISE look at the

The Gullah People and their connection to Daufuskie Island

the land over the many years has become prime property YET who would evict BLACK people who have live there since the days of SLAVERY ?

the GULLAH have established a legacy to that land

real estate developers will have a very hard and costly battle to get them to go away so that hotels and luxury condo high-rises and golf courses can be built for uber-riche white people

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

........................actually it is - see CABRINI GREEN

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

........................what do POLICE have to do with uncivilized savages being out at 3AM terrorizing an entire neighborhood ?

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

......................when a white person is involved everyone jumps around for the money because the white person probably has INSURANCE and everyone knows no black people have insurance and certainly no homeowners association INSURANCE like paid the million dollars ($1,ooo,ooo) in the trayvon case to those two parents who quit their jobs to talk about trayvon and won the black lotto - that's why sharpton and jesse always come around when a white person with INSURANCE does something stupid because sharpton and jesse want to get paid their appearance money but they won't come around here because no black people have money to pay them and neither will a rachel jeantel because she only wanted some trayvon money to testify and when she wasn't getting any money she went off about trayvon giving zimmerman an "ass whoop" which basically threw the case in zimmermans favor proving trayvon came back and attacked zimmerman

that's why black people carry on when a white person is involved

here they will carry on about the police instead so maybe the city will bring some free stuff like fried chicken or watermelon to the neighborhood but there won't be any insurance money here

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

.......................that's right, just like mcdonalds advertises, so does predjudiced white america, i absolutely agree - lee atwater used willie horton to scare america to vote bush the father in as president (atwater later said he would show horton and bush so often people might think willie was papa bushies VP running mate !)

you see the black sharptons look just like the willie hortons to whites and that is what gives the lasting images to white america and formulates their positions and fuels their actions

we will soon get to the point that black people are redundant - as they could all disappear overnight and no one would really care - since whites now have hispanics to replace each and every black person at every level

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

.......................yes but the group held down has to be dumb enough to take the bait - keep using drugs you can't handle until your brain is completely fried

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

......................it's a simply reaction to the readship and what white people want in general and it's not that whites necessarily want more disenfranchised black people to kill themselves and each other - it's much worse, you see whites simply don't care enough to be interested - which is why these neighborhoods have no basic needs being met - you don't like it,  then leave, and we will move in the hispanic people and give them your neighborhood

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

............................yup it's called CHECKMATE

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

............................the perception becomes the reality

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

@tcalderon2001 @frankd4


.............actually it's more like a "gameplan".......you see since there is no BLACK legacy the people will "accumulate" nothing of value hence the entire community is expendable


see CABRINI GREEN

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