Weeping dad of dead Miami shooting victim: I need to hold him

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A 26-year-old man was one of the two people killed in the mass shooting outside a rap concert in Miami over the weekend, his heartbroken father said.

Clayton Dillard III died when gunmen sprayed bullets into the crowd shortly after midnight Sunday outside the El Mula Banquet Hall, news station WSVN reported.

“You know what happened? My son is laying here,” said the dead man’s grieving father, Clayton Dillard, at the scene Sunday.

The father broke down in tears as he begged to see his son’s body, which had remained at the crime scene under a tarp in the 90-degree heat for at least 18 hours as authorities investigated, news station WPLG reported.

“I need to hold him. I need to hold him! You killed the wrong kids!” the dad said.

On Monday, the distraught dad interrupted a police news conference about the shooting, which also left at least 20 people wounded, yelling, “Killed my kid!” and “Killed my son!,” ABC News reported.

As the dad was pulled away, Miami-Dade Police Director Freddy Ramirez told reporters, “That’s the pain that affects our community right there.”

Police are searching for a trio of gunmen who were seen on surveillance video hopping out of a white SUV carrying rifles and a handgun.

“These are cold-blooded murderers that shot indiscriminately into a crowd, and we will seek justice,” Ramirez said.

Police said they believe that the shooters fired randomly into the crowd, although the venue was targeted, possibly motivated by an “ongoing rivalry” between two groups.

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