MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Terrifying emergency calls were released following a Memorial Day weekend mass shooting in northwest Miami-Dade.
Three people were killed and 23 injured in the shooting outside El Mula Banquet Hall at 7630 NW 186th Street on Sunday May 30th.
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“I don’t know the address, but I was shot and I feel like I’m dying,” a woman told an emergency call when screams could be heard in the background.
“What is the address where you are?” Asked the operator.
“I don’t know the address, miss, I’m dying here,” replied the woman.
âOkay, just stay on the line with me. Take a slow, deep breath and try to relax. Let me help you, âanswered the operator.
“Oh my god, I feel fine,” said the woman.
“Okay, just stay on the line,” said the operator.
While the dispatchers tried to calm the callers down, those on the scene did what they could to help.
Caller: “We shot two females and two males in the stomach.”
911 Operator: “How many of you are passed out?”
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Caller: “There are five unconscious.”
Emergency Call Center: “We have to make sure that someone is applying firm, steady pressure on the bleeding for every victim.”
The gunshots broke out around 12:30 p.m. while a crowd waited in the banquet hall for an album release party hosted by Courtney Paul Wilson, 24, better known as rapper ABMG Spitta.
Police said they had confirmed that there were several shooters “from different locations” outside the banquet room and called it a “Coordinated attack”.
On Monday, Miami-Dade Mayoress Daniella Levine Cava announced that she would be one of several city guides traveling to the country’s capital to discuss gun violence.
“I am grateful that President Biden recognized the importance of bringing people together, and I was invited to a meeting with fellow city leaders at the White House on Wednesday to discuss a national strategy to end this surge in violence,” she said said.
On Tuesday, the US Department of Justice announced that it would deploy five transnational arms trafficking forces over the next 30 days “to reduce violent crime by fighting illicit arms trafficking in major arms trade corridors.”
The five task forces will focus on major arms trade corridors that direct arms to New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington, DC
“Our firearms trafficking forces will investigate and disrupt the networks that bring criminal weapons into our communities with tragic consequences,” Attorney General Merrick B. Garland said in a statement.
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On Wednesday, Garland will meet with President Biden and law enforcement agencies to discuss this initiative and other actions the DOJ is taking to tackle the rise in violent crime.