Two of the dead were passengers in a car that crashed into a wall nearby as it fled the scene, police said. A gun was found in the car, cops said.
Correction Officer Tyleisha Taylor died from gunshot wounds, police said. She had worked for the Florida Department of Correction (FDC) at the Dade Correctional Institution since 2020, NBC 6 reported.
“We are devastated to learn a member of our FDC family, Officer Taylor, was killed in a fatal shooting,” department spokesman Mark Inch reportedly said.
“Our prayers are with her family as they navigate this unimaginable loss.”
Alfredo “Freddy” Ramirez, director of the Miami-Dade Police Department, railed against continued shootings in the area and discussed the loss of Taylor.
“This violence has to stop,” he added.
“This is extremely frustrating. Every weekend it’s the same thing. And we just got to band together.”
Ramirez tweeted condolences to the families later Sunday.