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Corcoran visiting Liberty City Monday



With shootings in Liberty Square suddenly gaining political attention, outgoing Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran is visiting Liberty City Monday.

Corcoran, a possible Republican candidate for governor, is expected to stop by the city of Miami police substation near the public housing complex around 1 p.m. Attempts to reach House spokesman Fred Piccolo were unsuccessful Monday morning, but Rep. Shevrin Jones, D-West Park, confirmed Corcoran's attendance.

Corcoran's visit comes about a week after a shooting in which two were injured and another two killed, including a student at Miami Northwester Senior High. The shooting, which came on the heels of a 4-year-old girl's death, has sparked neighborhood protests and calls for attention to gun violence in minority communities.