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Florida nightclub shooting 'not an act of terror'

Two people aged 14 and 18 have been confirmed dead Credit: Reuters

The shooting at a Florida nightclub, which left at least two dead and over a dozen injured, was "not terrorist related".

Police in the US state said the deadly shooting in Fort Myers was "not an act of terror".

Officials also confirmed the ages of two people known to have died in the attack as 14 - already identified as aspiring basketball player Stefan Strawder - and 18.


Fort Myers shooting victim posts picture from hospital bed

Credit: Facebook

A victim of the Port Myers nightclub shooting has posted this picture from his hospital bed.

Timothy Settles shared the image on his Facebook page - writing earlier: "I don't want to die."

Two people were killed and more than a dozen injured in the attack at an teen night at Club Blu in the early hours of Monday morning.


Club 'deeply sorry' after shooting leaves two dead

Club Blu where the shooting happened. Credit: EBU

The club where two people were killed and more than a dozen injured in a shooting at a teen night has said it is "deeply sorry" for "despicable act".

A statement on their Facebook page said: "We tried to give teens what we thought was a safe place to go to have a good time."

There was armed security inside and outside the club but "there was nothing more we could have done," it said.

It added the shooting started as parents were picking their children up and those leaving the club were not the perpetrators.

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