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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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Two dead and two fighting for lives after club shooting

The scene of the shooting. Credit: NBC News

Two people are dead and another two are fighting for their lives after a nightclub shooting in Fort Myers.

Lee Memorial Hospital, where the wounded were taken, said 16 people were treated in the trauma centre and A&E department.

Of those two are in intensive care, one person is in a critical condition, while another is a serious condition.

The other victims were treated and released.

Girl, 13, among those shot at teen night in Fort Myers

The shooting happened in the parking lot of the Club Blu nightclub. Credit: NBC News

A 13-year-old girl is among those who were shot at a teen night at a Fort Myers club.

Witness Tatianna Nouhaioi told ABC News: "It was a young teen event. There were kids.

"The kid I was holding in my lap, he was 14-years-old that got shot.

"And then there was a little girl who also got shot and she was 13.

"One of the security guard's daughters got shot, so I mean there were kids 13,14,15,16."

Police: Two more people detained for questioning

Credit: NBC2

Two more people have been detained for questioning in connection with the shooting in the parking lot of a Florida nightclub.

In a statement police, who have already arrested a 'person of interest', said they were seeking to determine a motive.

Two people were killed and another 17 were injured in the shooting.

The injuries of the wounded in the attack ranges from minor to life-threatening, police said.

'Person of interest' detained after nightclub shooting

Club Blu where the shooting happened. Credit: Google

A 'person of interest' has been detained after a nightclub shooting in which at least two people were killed and more than a dozen were injured.

Police said the person was arrested at another location and that shots were fired - lightly injuring another person - five blocks away.

Club Blu, where the shooting happened, was hosting a teen night when someone opened fire.

The shooting comes a month after lone gunman Omar Mateen opened fire in a gay club in Orlando killing 49 people in the deadliest mass shooting in US history.


Witness: 'They just kept shooting. It was non-stop'

Juss Olivia did a Facebook live from the scene. Credit: Facebook

A witness has told how she had to hide under her car as a shooter opened fire near a Florida nightclub.

In a Facebook live post Juss Olivia said: "Someone was live shooting. They just kept shooting. It was spraying everywhere. It was non-stop.

"We were hiding up under a car. I couldn't believe it. I've never experienced anything like that in my life.

"We just saw a whole load of kids just running and I wasn't even at the club.

"We had to run. I don't know who got shot. I was just trying to protect my sister."

A man in the video said the club was hosting a teenage event at the time.

"It wasn't even a grown up event. It was 18-year-olds, 17-year-olds."

A friend of Miss Olivia, Hazel Sweets, posted on Facebook: "We were literally inches from getting shot and we didn't even go to the club.

"God was with us. I pray the people who got shot are just in a critical condition and not dead."

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