Fort Myers Nightclub Shooting Leaves Two Dead, Several Others Wounded
Early Monday morning around 12:30 A.M. a shooting broke out at Club Blu, a nightclub located in Fort Myers, Florida. According to Fort Myers Police Department, two club-goers have been pronounced dead and more than a dozen others are wounded. According to NBC News, the two victims have been identified as Ste’fan Strawder, 18, and Sean Archilles, 14.
The club was said to be hosting a teen event for those ages 12 to 17, although the ages of those in attendance went as far as 27 for the “No ID required” night. As the event was finishing up and teens were getting picked up by family, gunfire rang out. Authorities stated that the children in attendance were not responsible for the shooting, and this was not an act of terror. Three suspects were apprehended.
Fort Myers police and Club Blue released the following statements, respectively, regarding the shooting:
This shooting comes a little after a month of the deadly shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando that left 50 dead and several others injured. Our thoughts are with the victims’ families.