Marcus Lemonis offers $100K reward for info on Miami banquet hall shooting


Philanthropist and TV personality Marcus Lemonis on Sunday offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the deadly Miami banquet hall shooting.

The host of the CNBC series “The Profit” and “Streets of Dreams” took to Twitter to announce the bounty on the unidentified shooters — just hours after the deadly incident.

“I’m offering a $100,000 reward to help authorities in my hometown @MiamiDadePD arrest and convict the suspect/suspects,” Lemonis wrote. “Pass this on.”

Police said the three shooters jumped out of an SUV outside the El Mulla Banquet Hall in Hialeah during a rap concert shortly after midnight and opened fire before fleeing the bloody scene in the vehicle.

Marcus Lemonis.
Marcus Lemonis announced the bounty hours after the shooting in his hometown.
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Miami-Dade Police Department Director Alfredo “Freddy” Ramirez called it a “cowardly act of gun violence” and called for stricter gun control laws just hours later.

“We need to have universal background checks, we need to make burglarizing these licensed gun stores a federal crime with mandatory sentencing,” the chief said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday.

“We need the federal government on both sides to address these issues.”

The Lebanese-born Lemonis, who calls Miami his hometown, has launched several successful television programs and has amassed his wealth as a businessman, political figure and philanthropist.

CNBC’s “Streets of Dreams” is Lemonis’s latest successful TV endeavor.

Miami-Dade police officers collect evidence.
Three shooters jumped out of an SUV outside the El Mulla Banquet Hall during a concert.
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A victim's body is seen at the entrance of the Billiards banquet hall in Miami.
Two people were killed and at least 20 were wounded during the shooting.
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