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In South Florida, shootings usher in bloody holiday weekend

Photo: Justin Casey
Photo: Justin Casey

MIAMI (AP) — Police in South Florida are looking for suspects involved in a pair of shootings that brought a deadly start to the Memorial Day weekend.

A shooting early Sunday outside a Miami banquet hall killed two people and injured at least 20 others. The banquet hall had been rented out for a concert.

A police official says three people got out of an SUV and opened fire on the crowd outside. A separate shooting on Friday night killed one and injured six others about 13 miles away.

Authorities were calling on the public to help identify the shooters.

Danielle Prieur covers education in Central Florida.