Google Streeview photo showing the location of the nightclub. Photo / Google
At least two people have been killed and 17 have been wounded in a mass shooting at a Florida nightclub.
The gunman entered the club and opened fire hitting people as young as 13 in Club Blu, in Fort Myers in Florida.
Lieutenant Jim Mulligan of Lee County Sheriff’s Office confirmed as many as 17 people had been wounded.
The incident happened shortly after 1am at what was described as a ‘teen night’ by local US sites at the club.
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said that two other scenes are connected with the incident. One
involved a house that was shot at where there was one minor injury,
police said, and another was where a “person of interest” had been
detained in connection with the shooting, authorities said.
Police are still “actively canvassing” the area to look for other people who might be involved in the attack, they said.
Police do not yet understand the motive for the shooting.
Witnesses said the scene was that of a “mad house”.
One witness told local media she heard around 30 gunshots and saw teens running through the car park dodging bullets.
The nightclub location in Fort Myers.
Syreeta Gary’s daughter survived the attack. Speaking on a
Twitter video, she said: “Well, I just thank God that my daughter is
okay. She could have been shot. She was dodging bullets and dropping
“It is ridiculous that kids have to go through this
and they cannot enjoy themselves because you have people with
criminalistic minds who want to terrorize people.
‘I’m just glad that she’s okay.
“She was running away from bullets so she wouldn’t get shot. Her friend got shot in the leg.
“They were running for safety.”