2 Dead and 15 Injured in Shooting at Florida Nightclub
Two people have been killed and at least 15 others injured after shots were fired at a nightclub in Fort Myers, Florida, authorities said.
Police said gunfire broke out at the Club Blu bar and restaurant on the city’s Evans Avenue just before 12:30 a.m. on Monday, the Associated Press reports. Sixteen victims, ranging in ages between 12 and 27, were treated at Lee Memorial Hospital’s emergency center, Cherly Garn, a spokeswoman for Lee Memorial Health System, told TIME.
One victim died at the hospital, Garn said. One person is in critical condition and another is in serious condition.
Three people were detained in the shootings, and the area around the club has been deemed safe, Fort Myers Police Department Capt. Jim Mulligan told the AP. “The Fort Myers Police Department and Lee County Sheriff’s Office are actively canvassing the area looking for other persons who may be involved in this incident,” police said in a statement.
A separate report from local station WPTV said incidents were reported at two other locations nearby, although police have not yet provided details or said whether the incidents were connected.
The shootings come just a few weeks after a gunman killed 49 people inside the Pulse Orlando gay nightclub in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.