Shooting at Miami club leaves 15 hurt, including 11-year-old: police

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Posted: Sep 28, 2014 12:19 PM

MIAMI (Reuters) - Fifteen people, many of them teenagers and one an 11-year-old girl, were injured in a shooting at a Miami nightclub that resulted in a chaotic scene early on Sunday, police and fire officials said.

One young male patient was unresponsive and in critical condition after the shooting just before 1 a.m. ET, said Miami Fire Rescue Captain Ignatius Carroll Jr.

Police did not know how many shooters were involved or what prompted gunfire to erupt at the club called The Spot, Miami Police Department spokeswoman Frederica Burden said.

"We found a chaotic scene with multiple people spilling out of The Spot into the streets and screaming and hollering of people shot inside," Carroll said.

The injured ranged in age from 11 to 25, according to police.

It "was very shocking to responders," Carroll said. "We had young children that were injured, and they were at this type of establishment in the middle of the night."

The Fire Rescue department transported seven people with gunshot wounds to hospitals, including five females ages 11 to 17, he said. Other victims apparently were driven to hospitals by friends or family members, he added.

Burden said investigators were interviewing witnesses to determine who was responsible for the shooting.

The club appears to have opened recently in a strip mall and caters to teens, the Miami Herald newspaper reported.

(Reporting by Zachary Fagenson; Additional reporting and writing by Colleen Jenkins; Editing by Crispian Balmer and Andrea Ricci)