Father of Miami concert venue shooting victim, 24, bursts into tears
– You all killed him. You must burn! Distraught father of Miami rap shoot victim, 24, rages against police and politicians after images of gunmen killed and injured two were posted 22
- Clayton Dillard III, 24, was shot and killed on Sunday morning when the three gunmen opened fire
- On Monday, his father attended a police press conference where he shouted at the police and politicians, “You all killed my child!
- The party was for ABMG Spitta, a local rapper whose real name is Courtney Paul Wilson
- The police have not yet made any arrests; they broadcast surveillance footage of suspects and their weapons
The father of one of two people shot dead at a rapper’s birthday party in Miami on Saturday night broke down in tears Monday morning, interrupting a police press conference, shouting “you all killed my child ! ”
Clayton Dillard III, 24, was shot and killed Sunday morning when the three gunmen opened fire.
His father, Clayton Dillard II, had begged to surrender to his body outside the room on Sunday.
On Monday, he attended a police press conference where he shouted at the police and politicians, “You all killed my child! he cried, before being taken away.
Clayton Dillard was named by his father as one of the victims. He was 24 years old
Clayton Dillard’s father interrupted a police press conference Monday by shouting “they killed him!”
Clayton Snr. was visibly moved during the press conference. He was taken away by the police
Police at the press conference said ‘this is the kind of emotion we are dealing with’ as Dillard was taken away
The party was for ABMG Spitta, a local rapper whose real name is Courtney Paul Wilson. It is not known if he was injured.
The shooting was one of two over the weekend – a third person was killed in another shooting.
“This type of violence must stop. Every weekend it’s the same. This is targeted, ”said Miami-Dade Police Director Alfredo“ Freddy ”Ramirez.
Authorities believe the shooting was targeted, but no arrests were immediately announced.
After the shooting, the trio of gunmen then got back into the car and fled.
Many of the victims were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital where a host of friends and relatives gathered this morning to pray and await news.
A mother of one of the victims Angelica Green recounted NBC Miami that his son had called him in the middle of the night to tell him he was going to the hospital.
Clayton Dillard also confronted law enforcement officials at the scene of the shooting on Sunday
Dillard is the father of one of two 26-year-old men who were shot outside the banquet hall that was hosting a rap concert
That’s when the three gunmen arrived at the El Mula banquet hall in northwest Miami-Dade in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The gunmen are shown getting back into the car after shooting two people and injuring 22 people
“He called us frantic, telling us he was shot, that it hurts, it hurts and that he loves us and wants us to know it,” she said.
“My husband tells me ‘don’t stay with us, stay with us.’ We get in the car and talk to him to keep him alert.
Police were seeking help from the community in identifying and arresting the shooters.
American businessman and philanthropist Marcus Lemonis tweeted that he would pay $ 100,000 for information that would lead to the capture and arrest of the shooters.
“I am offering a $ 100,000 reward to help my hometown authorities @MiamiDadePD arrest and convict the suspect / suspects… pass this on,” he wrote.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has called for “swift and severe” justice.
“We mourn the loss of the two victims and pray for the recovery of over 20 injured people at the El Mula banquet hall near Hialeah,” he wrote in a tweet. “We are working with local authorities to bring justice to the culprits. “
Gun-related homicides have increased in the United States over the past year.
On Wednesday, a transit worker shot dead nine people at a rail yard in California before turning his gun on him when police arrived.
Mass shootings have taken place in recent months at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, an office building in California, a grocery store in Colorado and several spas in Atlanta.