Miami Beach officials have declared a state of emergency and instituted a curfew following a fatal shooting on Ocean Drive during Spring Break festivities.
Despite the deadly incident, revelers returned to the scene the next day to continue their partying. The city announced a crackdown on Sunday morning that will ban revelers from being outdoors between 11.59 pm Sunday and 6 am Monday morning due to shootings and excessively large and unruly crowds.
There will also be a curfew imposed beginning on Thursday and running through the weekend, but that will be further discussed during a commission meeting on Monday.
The curfew will be in place for an area spanning from 23rd Street and Dade Boulevard to the north Government Cut to the south, Biscayne Bay to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.
The deadly shooting occurred on Ocean Drive on Friday, which led to the death of one man. An arrest was made, and the injured man was initially reported to be in critical condition, but he has since been released from the hospital.
Four guns were recovered from the scene, and the suspect was reportedly ‘cooperating fully.’ It is unclear if the suspect has been charged with the deadly shooting.
Revelers returned to the scene of the crime to continue partying, causing concern among residents and law enforcement.
More than 100 spring breakers were gathered on the beach nearby where the shooting occurred one day later, drinking, dancing, and hanging out as Afro Beats and Billboard hits played in the background.
The incident has raised concerns about whether the curfew should have been imposed earlier. The year before last, about 1,000 arrests were made and dozens of guns confiscated during a rowdy spring break that led Miami Beach officials to take steps aimed at calming the situation.»Miami Beach Declares State of Emergency and Curfew After Fatal Shooting During Spring Break Festivities«