Video in Fatal Super Bowl Sunday Drive-By Released

Brandon Bryant, a 25-year-old father of two, was gunned down about 6 p.m. Sunday outside a friend’s home, police say

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    Authorities on Friday released surveillance video they say shows portions of a Super Bowl Sunday drive-by that left Brandon Bryant dead. His aunt Nina Packer, pastor Eric Readon and Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert spoke at a press conference.

    Aiming to solve a killing, authorities on Friday released surveillance video they say shows portions of a Super Bowl Sunday drive-by in Miami Gardens that left one man dead and two others wounded.

    Brandon Bryant, a 25-year-old father of two, was gunned down about 6 p.m. Sunday outside a friend’s home in the 23000 block of Northwest 204th Street, where a Super Bowl viewing party was being held, Miami Gardens police said. The victim's father and his older brother also were shot and taken to Ryder Trauma Center.

    Surveillance Video: Fatal Super Bowl Sunday Drive-By Shooting

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    Police on Friday described what is seen in surveillance video they released of a drive-by shooting in Miami Gardens. Bullets were already being fired out of a rear window of the red mid-size vehicle as it arrived.

    "We are really having a hard time," said Bryant's aunt, Nina Packer, at a press conference.

    She described her nephew as "a very exuberant, loving and giving and caring, and just outgoing kid."

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    Emotions ran high as police tried to investigate the murder of a man who was gunned down in the front yard of a Miami Gardens home Sunday just steps away from where friends and family were enjoying the Super Bowl. Edwina Howard and Miami Gardens Police Chief Ralph Suarez comment.

    Packer and investigators encourage anyone with information about the killing to step forward with information.

    "Somebody needs to tell the truth," Packer said.

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    According to Miami Gardens police, this is how the drive-by unfolded:

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    A red mid-size, four-door vehicle arrived at the front of the home where Bryant and his friends were standing outside. Attackers stepped out of the vehicle and started shooting toward Bryant and other people there. Bryant was struck by multiple gunshots. The attackers sped away in the vehicle.

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    The crime has prompted spiritual leaders and elected officials to partner with police in the hopes of catching the culprits.

    "Let's step up to the plate, community, it's in your hands," said Pastor Eric Readon of the New Beginnings Church.

    Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert is also part of the effort.

    "We know someone who's going to see this video knows these individuals who acted so recklessly and violently in the taking of life," he said.

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