Rev. King Day parade turns violent when 8 shot in Miami

King Day parade turns violent when 8 shot in Miami

“The wounded ranged in age from 11 to 30. Only one of those shot was in critical condition Monday.

Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez tweeted that it was a “shameful closing” to the parade.

“Certainly not what the followers of Dr. King Jr. want out of our community,” he wrote.

Miami-Dade Detective Daniel Ferrin said two suspects were questioned and two guns had been recovered.

The parade has been a tradition since the 1970s. People gather on the streets to barbecue, listen to music and celebrate King’s life.

The shots rang out around 3:40 p.m. as bikers and ATV riders roared past in celebration. Their motto: “Bikes up, Guns down,” “

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