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Report: 8 injured after shooting at MLK Jr Day parade in Florida

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Shooting scene at MLK Jr Day parade. Courtesy @ann_keil

MIAMI-DADE, FL. — Eight people – many of them juveniles – were shot at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in Northwest Miami-Dade, reports Florida television station WSVN.

WSVN says it happened at Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Park just before 4 p.m. Monday afternoon. There was a holiday event that was interrupted when shots were fired.

Three juveniles and two adults were shot and two other juveniles were grazed by bullets. A victim described as a 20-year-old man is in surgery in critical condition. Another victim – described as an 18-year-old woman = is stable.

The status of the three juveniles shot is not known at this time. The two juveniles grazed by the bullets were treated and released at the scene.

Miami-Dade police tweeted they have detained two individuals and recovered two weapons.

This is a developing story. 

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