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."
The nightclub where at least two were shot dead and more than a dozen were injured was hosting a teen night at the time, according to local media.
It is thought some of the victims may be as young as 13.
At least two people have reportedly died and another 15 are injured after a shooting at the Club Blu nightclub in Fort Myers, Florida.
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This video shows the scene of a nightclub shooting in Florida in which at least one person has died and 14 others are injured.
At least one person has been killed and 14 are wounded after a shooting at a nightclub in Florida.
The incident happened at Club Blu in Fort Myers, police said.
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Witnesses of the shooting at the Florida gay club have described their terror on social media.
A gunman opened fire at around 2am at Pulse nightclub in downtown Orlando. There are multiple injuries, police have confirmed.
One witness, Ricardo Almodovar, wrote on Facebook: "People on the dance floor and bar got down on the floor and some of us who were near the bar and back exit managed to go out through the outdoor area and just ran. I am safely home and hoping everyone gets home safely as well."
One Twitter user said he was with three other people hiding in the club in the dressing room. Half an hour later he tweeted to say he was "finally out, safe".
Another man, who says he was inside the club at the time and posted videos of the scene outside, wrote on Facebook that shots had been fired inside the club and people were "screaming that people are dead".
"They are just pulling people out in stretchers loading them up," Anthony Torres wrote.
A mass shooting has been reported at a nightclub in Florida.
The gunman is said to have taken hostages at the gay club Pulse in Orlando, according to local reports.
Police have tweeted saying there are "multiple injuries" and warned people to stay away from the area.
A post was shared on the club's Facebook page around 2am local time telling everyone listening to “get out of Pulse and keep running.”
Video footage showing wounded people being treated at the scene by paramedics is being shared on social media.
The footage also shows police cars lining the street.
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