1 dead and 1 injured after shooting during spring break in Florida

Gunfire erupted in an area of ​​Miami Beach crowded with people during spring break, killing one person, injuring another and sending dozens rushing to safety, police said.

Two men were shot and killed Friday night and one person was arrested at the scene, the Miami Beach Police Department tweeted. It was unclear whether the person detained was the shooter. Police also said three firearms were recovered.

The shooting happened on Ocean Drive in South Beach, which is closed to vehicular traffic along its busiest stretch as hundreds of people gather to celebrate Spring Break. One of the victims died in a hospital and the second person was in critical condition, police said. Their identities were not immediately revealed.

Dozens of people rushed to escape the gunfire, authorities said. Several blocks in the area were cordoned off with yellow crime scene tape.

No other information was immediately available.

The shooting is the second in as many years during spring break in South Beach. Last year, the city imposed a midnight curfew following two shootings also on Ocean Drive.

The year before, there had been around 1,000 arrests and dozens of firearms confiscated during a rowdy spring break that led Miami Beach officials to take steps to calm the situation.


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