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Scenes from Miami Beach one night after spring break shooting

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Scenes from Miami Beach one night after spring break shooting

Spring breakers socialize on the beach during Spring Break in Miami Beach, Florida, on Saturday, March 18, 2023.

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A deadly shooting on Ocean Drive rattled South Beach on Friday night, changing the mood of what had been a relatively peaceful spring break this year. Miami Beach Police said it was an isolated incident and city officials opted not to impose a curfew as they have done in previous years.

The plan was to stick to their spring break policing and programming approaches on Ocean Drive, including a Carnaval Miami event that is keeping the strip of hotels and bars closed to cars this weekend.

On Saturday, spring breakers seemed determined to keep the party going as huge crowds were once again gathered on the sand and Ocean Drive.

Ronny, a 22-year-old from Pittsburgh, said she was a few feet away when the shots rang out Friday. She said she was worried her friend could have been hit.

“No one is trying to be dodging bullets on vacation,” she said. “Y’all are down here trying to recreate ‘Scarface.’”

She was back at Seventh Street and Ocean Drive on Saturday evening, near where the shooting happened.

“I’m always having fun regardless, but y’all have to chill with that shooting stuff,” she said.

A crowd of more than 100 people was gathered on the beach nearby. Some spring breakers held boom boxes above their heads, playing an assortment of Afro Beats, Billboard hits and Reggaeton.

Beer and liquor bottles were scattered on the sand as people twerked and danced.

Peter Sint, a 23-year-old from Miami-Dade, said he came to the beach with friends and was stunned by the size of the crowds.

“I haven’t come to South Beach in a while,” he said. “We’re going to play it by ear and see how drunk [the crowd gets].”

Sint said he feared the possibility of another violent incident.

“There’s a lot of people here, and I’m just thinking something’s about to happen at some point,” he said.

Here is what the scene in South Beach looked like:

Spring breakers socialize on the beach during Spring Break in Miami Beach, Florida, on Saturday, March 18, 2023.
Spring breakers socialize on the beach during Spring Break in Miami Beach, Florida, on Saturday, March 18, 2023. D.A. Varela [email protected]

People stand on a shack used for storing beach equipment on South Beach during Spring Break in Miami Beach, Florida, on Saturday, March 18, 2023.
People stand on a shack used for storing beach equipment on South Beach during Spring Break in Miami Beach, Florida, on Saturday, March 18, 2023. D.A. Varela [email protected]

People stand on a shack used for storing beach equipment on South Beach during Spring Break in Miami Beach, Florida, on Saturday, March 18, 2023.
People stand on a shack used for storing beach equipment on South Beach during Spring Break in Miami Beach, Florida, on Saturday, March 18, 2023. D.A. Varela [email protected]

People stand in a crowd at South Beach during Spring Break in Miami Beach, Florida, on Saturday, March 18, 2023.
People stand in a crowd at South Beach during Spring Break in Miami Beach, Florida, on Saturday, March 18, 2023. D.A. Varela [email protected]

People stand in a crowd on South Beach during Spring Break in Miami Beach, Florida, on Saturday, March 18, 2023.
People stand in a crowd on South Beach during Spring Break in Miami Beach, Florida, on Saturday, March 18, 2023. D.A. Varela [email protected]

Three women pose for a photo on the beach during Spring Break in Miami Beach, Florida, on Saturday, March 18, 2023.
Three women pose for a photo on the beach during Spring Break in Miami Beach, Florida, on Saturday, March 18, 2023. D.A. Varela [email protected]

People walk up and down Ocean Drive during Spring Break in Miami Beach, Florida, on Saturday, March 18, 2023.
People walk up and down Ocean Drive during Spring Break in Miami Beach, Florida, on Saturday, March 18, 2023. D.A. Varela [email protected]

People walk by a concert for Art on the Drive, a Carnaval Miami event, at Lummus Park during Spring Break in Miami Beach, Florida, on Saturday, March 18, 2023.
People walk by a concert for Art on the Drive, a Carnaval Miami event, at Lummus Park during Spring Break in Miami Beach, Florida, on Saturday, March 18, 2023. D.A. Varela [email protected]

People dance during a concert for Art on the Drive, a Carnaval Miami event, off Ocean Drive during Spring Break in Miami Beach, Florida, on Saturday, March 18, 2023.
People dance during a concert for Art on the Drive, a Carnaval Miami event, off Ocean Drive during Spring Break in Miami Beach, Florida, on Saturday, March 18, 2023. D.A. Varela [email protected]

People dance during a concert for Art on the Drive, a Carnaval Miami event, off Ocean Drive during Spring Break in Miami Beach, Florida, on Saturday, March 18, 2023.
People dance during a concert for Art on the Drive, a Carnaval Miami event, off Ocean Drive during Spring Break in Miami Beach, Florida, on Saturday, March 18, 2023. D.A. Varela [email protected]

Crowds leave the beach during Spring Break in Miami Beach, Florida, on Saturday, March 18, 2023.
Crowds leave the beach during Spring Break in Miami Beach, Florida, on Saturday, March 18, 2023. D.A. Varela [email protected]

A Miami-Dade Schools Police car blocks a street off Collins Avenue during Spring Break in Miami Beach, Florida, on Saturday, March 18, 2023.
A Miami-Dade Schools Police car blocks a street off Collins Avenue during Spring Break in Miami Beach, Florida, on Saturday, March 18, 2023. D.A. Varela [email protected]

This story was originally published March 18, 2023, 8:05 PM.

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