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Multiple shots were fired at a South Florida pool party Saturday night, leaving dozens of attendees fleeing from bullets and running away in a panic.
“I was scared for my life…I’ve never been in that situation before,” said Rika Prince, who attended the party.
There were no reported injuries following the shooting near 170th Street and SW 109th Place, but three people were driven to the hospital, according to the Miami-Dade County Police Department. No one was transported by fire rescue.
The annual event was promoted on social media and tickets were $20 each. Partygoers estimate there were more than 100 people in total at the party.
Witnesses say the gunshots started right when the music began.
“I started running in the house because I was terrified,” said Summer Wilcox, who also attended the party. “People were jumping in the pool, people were running in the backyard, broke the gate…people were getting trampled and falling over.”
Miami-Dade Police responded to the scene around 9:30 p.m. Officers uncovered evidence of the shooting, including bullet casings.
For now, attendees are just glad to be safe and alive to tell the tale.
“It was just so crazy. I’ve never been in no situation…I’m just happy I can go home to my three kids,” Prince said.
Police are investigating the incident and searching for the shooter or shooters. Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.