Eight people shot during MLK Day festivities in Miami

A holiday turned horror show on Martin Luther King Day (January 16).

Eight people were shot in Miami during the national break festivities.

Police say at least one is in critical condition, and the youngest victim is just eleven years old.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 18: Participants hand out souvenirs to the public during the annual Martin Luther King Holiday Peace Walk and Parade January 18, 2016 in Washington, DC. The nation observes the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. today. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 18: Local resident Dorranna Hall celebrates as she watches the annual Martin Luther King Holiday Peace Walk and Parade January 18, 2016 in Washington, DC. The nation observes the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. today. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Several others were injured in a during a stampede as hundreds of people fled after the gunfire in the city's MLK Memorial Park.

Authorities say two people are in custody and seized two weapons have been siezed.

Motives for the violence are so far unknown, and it's also not clear if there are other suspects at large.

Police evacuated and shut down the park.

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