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Shooting in Miami leaves 2 dead, up to 8 wounded

An overnight shooting in the US city of Miami left two people dead and as many as eight others wounded, authorities said on Tuesday.

WASHINGTON: An overnight shooting in the US city of Miami left two people dead and as many as eight others wounded, authorities said on Tuesday.

Police spokeswoman Freddie Burden told AFP the incident happened in front of an apartment building around 2:00a.m. (0600 GMT) in the Model City neighbourhood.

The two dead were both men, Burden said, adding that the majority of other victims were men and that no children or juveniles were hurt.

"At this point, we're not sure what the motive is" and police are in the process of interviewing witnesses, she said.

The Florida shooting is the latest in a spate of similar incidents in a country plagued by gun violence.

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