Florida nightclub shooting: Two dead and 16 injured in Fort Myers
Two people have been killed and up to 16 more injured in a shooting at a nightclub in the Florida city of Fort Myers, police say.
The attack happened around 00:30 (04:30 GMT) on Monday at Club Blu, which was reportedly hosting a party for teenagers.
Three people have been arrested.
A police statement said injuries “ranged from minor to life-threatening”. Up to four people remain in hospital with serious injuries.
The victims were between 12 and 27 years old. Shots were fired outside in the club’s car park where witnesses described the scene to reporters as a “mad house”.
Syreeta Gary, whose daughter was at the club, told the local Fox 4 news channel: “I just thank God that my daughter is OK because she could have been shot,” adding that, at one point, her daughter was “dodging bullets and running dropping between cars”.
“It’s ridiculous that these kids have to go through this, they can’t enjoy themselves because you have other people there who have criminalistic minds – they just want to terrorise things. I’m just glad she’s OK.”