Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber Says Latest Shooting Is Proof City Needs 2 A.M. Last Call

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber says that a shooting implicit the play is further impervious that a 2 a.m. past call for liquor needs to beryllium reinstated.

A video from a CBS4 News spectator was taken moments aft the shooting and shows policing coming to assistance the injured victim.

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The video was taken from the rooftop of the Voodoo Lounge astir 4 a.m. Saturday.

According to police, 30-year-old Densil Hislop changeable the unfortunate adjacent Ocean Drive and 9 Street aft they spoke astir a disagreement they had years ago.

After the shooting, Hislop allegedly chased the unfortunate and past took off, but helium aboriginal admitted to the shooting.

Shawn David Whitesell, 18, was besides arrested aft trying aggregate times to get into the transgression country of the shooting and disrupting the investigation.

He told officers helium needed to look for his friend.

Shawn Whitesell and Densil Hislop (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Gelber is outraged astir what happened.

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“That happened adjacent to 4 a.m. precisely successful the country of the folks that said they privation to support serving liquor each nighttime long, we person got alteration this area, we cannot beryllium an amusement lone area,” said Mayor Gelber.

Gelber said the solution is the precocious struck down solution to halt intoxicant income astatine 2 a.m. successful the South Beach amusement district.

A tribunal ruled successful favour of businesses who tin erstwhile again service intoxicant until 5 a.m.

“I’ve had it with this ‘we person a close to enactment arsenic precocious arsenic we privation and arsenic hard arsenic we want.’ That’s got to extremity successful this area,” said Gelber. “It’s putting our cops, our visitors, our residents successful information and we person to halt it.”

The archetypal solution was brought astir successful May to halt unit and rowdy behaviour aft the country experienced a chaotic outpouring break.

Mayor Gelber said the magnet for transgression is betwixt 8 Street and 11 Street on Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue.

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Gelber tells CBS4 News that the metropolis is moving connected a fewer solutions, including readying to bring connected dozens of caller officers, approving six caller dedicated codification enforcement officers conscionable for the country of interest and changing zoning ordinances to pull not conscionable bars, but offices oregon shops to the area.

Austin Carter

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