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2 dead, 15 injured in new Florida club mass shooting

25 July 2016 17:17

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A nightclub shooting rampage in the US state of Florida has left at least two people dead and 15 others injured.

The incident happened in the early hours of Monday, during what was described as a “teen party” at the Club Blu nightclub in Fort Meyers, Florida, according to Lieutenant Jim Mulligan of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

Early reports identified one of the victims as a 14-year-old boy while children as young as 13 were also believed to have been injured.

Police have yet to confirm the motives behind the shooting. Security and rescue teams have swarmed the area.


Police officers investigate the scene of a mass shooting at Club Blu nightclub in Fort Meyers, Florida, July 25, 2016.

Three suspects were detained in connection with the shooting but it was not clear how many assailants were involved in the incident.

Local media spotted at least dozen evidence markers at the scene of the shooting, indicating a high number of shell casings scattered around.


Armed police officers patrolling the area.

Early reports mentioned two other shootings in nearby areas but those have not been confirmed yet. According to CBS News, a nearby house and a number of vehicles were also shot at but only one minor injury was reported.

In June, a similar mass shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, left at least 49 people dead and 53 others injured.

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