Fort Myers Nightclub Shooting
Two teens were killed and dozens were injured when gunfire erupted at a teen nightclub in Fort Myers on Sunday night.
Shots rang out before 12:30 a.m. when parents were picking up their kids from Club Blu’s Swimsuit Glow Party where no I.D. was required for entry.
The victims who died have been identified as 18-year-old Stef’an Strawder and 14-year-old Sean Archilles.
Via NBC News:
“We are deeply sorry for all involved,” Club Blu said in a Facebook post. “We tried to give the teens what we thought was a safe place to have a good time.”
The club said there was “armed security” at the event for children between the ages of 12 and 17, adding there “was nothing more we could have done.” Although police did not immediately give information about the identity of the suspects, the club said that “it was not kids at the party that did this despicable act.”
Police said that officers responded to the parking lot of Club Blu at around 12:30 a.m. to find multiple people suffering gunshot wounds ranging from minor to life-threatening. They said Monday that the violence was not an act of terror.
Unbelievable. My condolences to the Strawder and Archilles families and prayers up for the others who were injured.