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‘This Is Unacceptable': Miami-Dade Leaders Seek End to Violence After Deadly Shootings

Two people were killed and more than 20 people were injured in what police called a "targeted and cowardly act" early Sunday morning

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After a weekend that saw several people killed and dozens injured during separate mass shootings across Miami-Dade, county leaders spoke out Monday to denounce the violence and ask for tips from the public.

County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, Miami-Dade Police Director Freddy Ramirez and other county leaders held a news conference a day after two people were killed and more than 20 people were injured in what police called a "targeted and cowardly act" early Sunday morning outside a northwest Miami-Dade banquet hall.

"We will do everything, everything we can and use every resource available to bring these people to justice. We will leave no stone unturned, we will leave nothing behind to bring these shooters to justice," Levine Cava said. "We need your help, we need information, we need you to come forward if you have information."

Team coverage of the latest details by NBC 6's Tony Pipitone, Johnny Archer and Marcine Joseph.

The shooting took place just after 12:30 a.m. Sunday at a release party for a local rap artist at El Mula banquet hall, located at 7630 Northwest 186th Street.

The Miami-Dade Police Department said two people died, three were in extremely critical condition, and 17 others were shot and transported to six or seven area hospitals between Dade and Broward counties. Many initially drove themselves to the hospital.

People were standing outside the building when three shooters drove up in a white Nissan Pathfinder and began shooting into the crowd with assault rifles and handguns.

As Ramirez spoke Monday, he was interrupted by a tearful father of one of the victims.

"That's the pain that you see," Ramirez said." "Together, all of us, we must work harder to bring justice to these families."

No arrests have been made in the shooting.

It was the second mass shooting in South Florida on Memorial Day weekend, after a gunman opened fire in Wynwood late Friday, killing one person and injuring six others.

"These despicable shootings in northwest Dade and in Wynwood are shameful acts of violence that have left innocent people dead and injured," Levine Cava said. "In total over 30 people shot and 3 dead so far. This is unacceptable."

"These are acts of domestic terrorism," Miami-Dade Commissioner Keon Hardemon said.

Authorities are offering a reward of up to $30,000 for information leading to an arrest in the banquet hall shooting, while businessman Marcus Lemonis is offering a separate $100,000 reward.

Anyone with information in either case is asked to call Miami-Dade Police or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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