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Two More Detained in Club Blu Shooting in Fort Myers

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UPDATE: Two other subjects have been detained for questioning in connection to the Club Blu shooting in Fort Myers, Florida early Monday morning.

Fort Myers Police Department Statement Club Blu

Police have detained three people in connection to the shooting at the Club Blu nightclub early Monday morning in Fort Myers, Florida. The deadly shooting killed two people and wounded as many as 17, with injuries ranging from minor to severe. The attack apparently occurred after a teen party, billed as a “Swimsuit Glow Party,” at Club Blu in Fort Myers, according to local media.

Police Captain Jim Mulligan said in a statement that the area is now safe, no longer being an active shooting situation. Four people remained hospitalized with serious injuries and one of the victims was 12 years old, Cherly Garn, a spokeswoman for Lee Memorial Health System, said.

The shooting at the Club Blu nightclub began at about 12:30 a.m. Monday, Captain Mulligan said, with as many as 17 people being shot in two active crime scenes. Several hours later a street in the area remained closed as police investigated.

In a statement, authorities said the Fort Myers police and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office were “actively canvassing the area looking for other persons who may be involved in this incident.”

The names of the victims were not immediately available, but the shooting marks the second at a Florida nightclub in as many months. Roughly 50 people were killed at the Pulse nightclub in an Islamic terror attack targeting gays in Orlando, Florida.

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