2 dead, 16 injured following shooting at Florida nightclub’s ‘Teen Night’
Two are dead and more than a dozen have been injured following a shooting outside a Florida nightclub late Sunday night, July 24. Fort Myers’ Club Blu was reportedly hosting a “no ID event” for teenagers when gunfire rang out just as the party had closed and parents had begun to pick up their children.
Police have identified the two victims as Ste’fan Strawder, 18 and Sean Archilles, 14 with some of the victims as young as age 12. Though 16 victims were admitted to nearby Lee Memorial Hospital late Sunday evening, only four remained under serious attention as of Monday morning. According to Lisa Sgarlata, the Chief Administration Officer of Lee Memorial Hospital, two victims remain in fair and two remain in critical condition.
In a Facebook post following the event, Club Blu maintains that “armed security” was present during the event both inside and outside the club, but the shooting took place when a large crowd was scattered in front of the venue. Detectives have yet to determine a motive.
Officers reported that three suspects left the scene in a car with two later fleeing the vehicle. Three people have since been detained for questioning early Monday. Officers also confirmed that three nearby gun-involved incidents were related. Read the official police statement, via ABC News’ Joshua Hoyos below:
— Joshua Hoyos (@JoshuaHoyos) July 25, 2016