MIAMI (AP) — Police in South Florida announced “Operation Summer Heat” to combat escalating gun violence.
Miami-Dade law enforcement agencies announced the campaign as a third person died from a gunshot wound suffered during a mass shooting outside a banquet hall on Memorial Day weekend.
Thirty-two-year-old Shankquia Peterson had spent days in a coma with a bullet in her head. She was among the 23 people shot early Sunday morning during a rapper’s album release party.
Another Memorial Day weekend shooting left one person dead and six injured in Wynwood and a South Beach shooting paralyzed one man and sent a local rapper to jail.