Four People Shot Inside Miami Gardens Banquet Hall Friday Morning

An overnight shooting in Miami Gardens sent four people to area hospitals and has police investigating who would open fire inside a crowded banquet hall.

Officers arrived at the Champions Banquet Hall shortly after 4:30 a.m. off Northwest 166th Street and 27th Avenue. Witnesses say there was a party going on there when someone started shooting.

"I was inside sleeping and I heard something going on because my window was rolled down," said witness Jeremiah Nuiruri. "I was looking from the side window and I could see people moving up and down and running."

One woman was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical condition while three men were taken to area hospitals, where their conditions are unknown. Another woman was treated at the scene for injuries.

The banquet hall is next to a preschool, which opened for normal operation just hours later.

"It's the people," said Mandisa Cross, who has a child that attends the preschool. "I don't believe it's the area necessarily because I hadn't had an issue before - just violence is everywhere. You have to pray for our kids.

Police have not released any other information, include a description of any possible suspect.

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