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Triple shooting at upscale Miami Beach nightclub leaves man dead, 2 women hurt, police say

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MIAMI --  A man was killed and two women were hurt early Sunday when gunfire erupted inside an upscale Miami Beach nightclub, police said.

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Police identified the victim as Lowell "Lo" Grissom Jr., 37. He was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Unit, where he later died from his injuries, according to a written statement by police.

The two women were also taken to the hospital and are expected to recover, the statement said. One of the women was released from the hospital as of Monday while the second victim was listed in stable condition.

Investigators said officers were called shortly before 4 a.m. to 235 23rd Street for a report of gunfire. 

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Miami Beach police erect crime scene tape outside Gala nightclub on May 7, 2023 after triple shooting that left  Lowell Grissom, 37, dead and two other women hurt. CBS News Miami

That is the address for Gala nightclub, whose website touts the establishment as "Miami's new premier ultra lounge offering a private high end luxury experience to our highly exclusive clientele."

When police arrived, they found the victims suffering from gunshots wound.

Investigators have not said if they have identified a suspect in connection with the shooting or know what led to the incident.

Officials with Gala posted a message to their Instagram that read in part, "We are shocked and deeply saddened by the isolated and targeted incident that occurred last night at our upscale establishment."

Friends of the slain man said he moved to Florida from California.

Police asked anyone with information to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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