Miami Beach imposes curfew after another death in tourist area
The authorities of Miami Beach decreed this Sunday a state of emergency and imposed a curfew in the tourist areafollowing two consecutive nights of shootings that have left two dead and two wounded.
The curfew, which begins at midnight on Sunday and ends at 6 a.m. (11.00 GMT) on Monday, has been imposed “in response to the two shootings and to the excessively large and unruly crowds, and to mitigate dangerous and unlawful conduct“, as explained in a press release by this city in South Florida (USA).
City of Miami Beach Issues State of Emergency and Curfew
– Curfew to be in effect on Sunday, March 19 from 11:59 p.m. until 6 a.m. on Monday, March 20, 2023 with separate emergency measures to be issued from Thursday, March 23 through Sunday, March 27, 2023 – pic.twitter.com/qYqwxLHxFA
– City of Miami Beach (@MiamiBeachNews). March 19, 2023
Miami Beach Administrator Alina Hudak plans to impose from curfew againwhich will be limited to the touristy South Beach neighborhood, between Thursday, March 23 and Monday, March 26, as he will propose to the city council in a special session on Monday, according to the statement.
The measure has been imposed following an exchange of gunfire that occurred Friday night at a busy South Beach intersection that left one person dead and another seriously injured.
Upon arrival at the scene, police officers found two men with gunshot wounds, who were transported to a local hospital, where shortly thereafter one of them eventually perished.
A third man was detained by officers, who recovered three firearms at the scene.
Four blocks from where that event occurred, an area of packed with bars and nightclubs, a new shooting took place in the early hours of Sunday morning which resulted in a dead man and another injured, local police reported, adding that a man was arrested as a suspect and the murder weapon was found nearby.
Miami Beach authorities maintain a heavy police presence in the touristy South Beach neighborhood.especially this week, the third week of March, identified as the peak in terms of the influx of young visitors from other states on the occasion of the spring break.
Last yearlast year, authorities in this South Florida city also declared a state of emergency in the state of Florida. imposed a curfew in the tourist area following disorderly conduct that left at least five people wounded by firearms.