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DaBaby, A Rapper From Miami Beach, Is Being Questioned By Police In Connection With A Shooting.
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DaBaby, A Rapper From Miami Beach, Is Being Questioned By Police In Connection With A Shooting.


MIAMI (AP) — Miami Beach police are questioning Grammy-nominated rapper DaBaby about a shooting that injured two people, officials said Tuesday.

Jonathan Kirk, DaBaby's legal name, was one of many people questioned by officials on Tuesday, according to Miami Beach police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez, in a news release. No arrests have been made, but Rodriguez previously stated that "several possible suspects" had been detained.

Just after 11:30 p.m. Monday, police received multiple 911 calls reporting a shooting. Officers found one person struck in the shoulder and another in the leg, both of whom were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital. Police have not released the identities of those injured. One was treated and released from the hospital, while the other remains in critical condition.

The shooting occurred on Ocean Drive, a popular South Beach restaurant and hotel strip, and the nearby MacArthur Causeway was closed in both directions during the investigation.

DaBaby, 29, was arrested earlier this year in Los Angeles after Beverly Hills police said he entered an upscale store on Rodeo Drive with a loaded gun.

The North Carolina rapper's song "Rockstar" was one of the year's biggest hits, and he was nominated for a Grammy for record of the year. No one responded immediately to an email sent to DaBaby's representatives seeking comment, and a man who answered the phone at the label company representing him said, "No comment."

In other weekend violence, a mass shooting outside a banquet hall early Sunday left two people dead and 21 injured, including three in critical condition, according to police, who did not release the victims' names due to privacy laws.

A manhunt for three masked suspects who opened fire outside El Mula Banquet Hall in northwest Miami-Dade County, near Hialeah, continued Tuesday. On Monday, police released surveillance camera video of a white SUV driving into an alley at a strip mall housing the hall. The SUV was discovered Monday submerged in a canal about 8 miles (13 kilometers) east of the shooting scene.

The video shows three people exiting the vehicle, one holding a handgun and the other two wielding what police described as "assault-style rifles." Authorities said the suspects began spraying bullets into the crowd indiscriminately, but with specific targets in mind.

Officials are also looking into a drive-by shooting that occurred outside a venue in the Wynwood neighborhood on Friday night, killing one person and injuring six others. Witnesses described the scene as a "war zone" after a barrage of dozens of bullets sent people scurrying for cover.

There's no evidence that the shootings were linked.

“This is a weekend when we should be remembering, enjoying time with loved ones, and instead we’re here mourning,” Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said at a news conference on Monday.

This report was contributed to by Associated Press journalist Freida Frisaro in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

 

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