(MIAMI GARDENS, FL) – Multiple people were injured after a shooting took place outside of a Miami Gardens strip mall, outside of The Licking restaurant where, witnesses said, rapper French Montana was shooting a music video.
Miami Gardens Police and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units responded to reports of a shooting behind the restaurant, located on the 17600 block of Northwest 27th Avenue, just before 8 p.m., Thursday.
Officials say there were three different crime scenes. MGPD detective Diana Gourgue said the shooting started at another location and ended at The Licking.
According to reports 10 people were injured.Paramedics airlifted four victims to Ryder Trauma Center. Two of the victims were taken to an area hospital by ambulance, and four others found their own way to the emergency room.
Witnesses said New Orleans-based rapper Rob49 was among the injured.
Police have not specified whether someone shot into the crowd or whether there was an exchange of gunfire.
French Montana spoke out via Twitter following the incident:
Last night, I was in Miami celebrating the release of my CB6 mixtape w/ friends at a local restaurant. We unfortunately were at the wrong place, at the wrong time when an incident took place that left people hurt. Our thoughts & prayers are w/ the victims & families at this time
— French Montana (@FrencHMonTanA) January 6, 2023
Officials are still investigating the shootings. If you have any information on this shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.