Clayton Dillard III died

College graduate Clayton Dillard III was killed in a drive-by concert line shooting.

[You can’t even stand in line to get into a concert…] Associated Press | MIAMI — Police in South Florida announced “Operation Summer Heat” to combat escalating gun violence as a third person died from a gunshot wound suffered during a mass shooting outside a banquet hall near Miami.

Shankquia Peterson, 32, died on Thursday afternoon, Miami-Dade police said in a news release.

She was among the 23 people shot early Sunday during a rapper’s album release party at the El Mula Banquet Hall. Two of the victims remained in critical condition at a hospital, police said.
> > > > > > > > > >
The motive for the banquet hall shooting is still unknown, but investigators were focusing on social-media feuds involving the local rappers who hosted the show, the Miami Herald reported. This includes two rival groups whose tensions go back years and have been fueled by threats made online and in rap lyrics, according to the Herald.

“A lot of these violent acts you’re seeing on their social media. You’re seeing them call each other out, they’re giving verbal cues,” Miami-Dade Police Director Alfredo “Freddy” Ramirez said during Thursday’s press conference. “Some of the songs have verbal cues that are triggering rolling violence, real-time violence. Back in the ’90s it was drug turf wars. Here it’s a little bit of that but a lot of it is showing off.”
> > > > > > > > > >
Two 26-year-old men, Desmond Owens and Clayton Dillard III, also died in the banquet hall shooting.

Police said they’ve confirmed there were multiple shooters “from various locations” outside the banquet hall. Surveillance video shows some of the shooters arrived in a Nissan Pathfinder late Saturday night and parked close to [the] banquet hall.

The video shows three people getting out of the vehicle, one gripping a handgun while the other two carried what police described as “assault-style rifles.” Another video showed another person shooting from a different angle, news outlets reported.

The crowd had been waiting to get inside for an album release party by Courtney Paul Wilson, 24, better known as rapper ABMG Spitta.

Authorities said the suspects began spraying bullets indiscriminately into the crowd, but had specific targets in mind.
> > > > > > > > > >
There is a reward of up to $130,000 for information that leads to an arrest of the people responsible.


Alex On behalf of Clayton Dillard is organizing this fundraiser.

On May 30, 2021 two [now three] people were killed and up to 25 people wounded in a shooting at a concert early Sunday morning in Miami-Dade. One of those killed was Clayton Dillard Jr. As you can imagine, his father Clayton Dillard Sr. is distraught. Money raised will go to Mr. Clayton Dillard to help with funeral expenses, a memorial fund, and for whatever else Mr. Dillard may need. Please donate anything you can. No amount of money will bring his son back, but it’s all we can do as a community at this time to help this grieving family.


Leave a Reply

Close Search Window