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Florida funeral home shooting: 2 dead, at least 12 injured

MIAMI -- At least one gunman opened fire on a crowd or mourners gathered at a Miami-area funeral home, killing two people and injuring 12, authorities said.

The shooting happened Friday night at Funeraria Latina Emanuel in the North Miami area. More than 100 people were gathered outside the funeral home when a car drove by and at least one person inside the vehicle fired shots, reportedly with a high-powered weapon, the Miami Herald reported.

"Horror, it was horrible and it was sounds of horror," said pastor A.D. Lenoir of Westview Baptist Church, NBC 6 Miami reported.

Lenoir had just finished officiating the service for 21-year-old Marvin Andre, who was killed in a March 18 shooting, according to witnesses. He was buried at nearby Southern Memorial Park Saturday morning

Among the injured was a 5-year-old girl, McKayla Bazile, according to authorities.

"I grabbed her so we could go and she was screaming and I'm like 'why are you screaming,' I thought she was scared," said Someta Etienne, WSVN-TV reported. "Then I saw the blood coming from her pants."

Alvaro Zabaleta of Miami-Dade Police said that it is too early to determine the motive for the shooting.

"Whenever you have these types of services, you have a lot of people present, they all become witnesses," Zabaleta said. "Too early to tell what the motive may be and if the person in the viewing has anything to do with it."

An eyewitness told NBC 6 that a suspect in a white Pontiac opened fire on people as they waited outside for their turn to view the body.

"I was in the foyer, shaking hands, galvanizing with the people and shots were fired," said Lenoir.

Police were looking for six men who were in a white 2006 or 2009 Pontiac or Impala, according to WSVN-TV.

NBC 6 Miami contributed to this report.

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