2 Dead, Up to 14 Hurt in Florida Nightclub Shooting

Cops searching for suspects in Fort Myers
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 25, 2016 4:52 AM CDT
Updated Jul 25, 2016 6:25 AM CDT

(Newser) – Police in Fort Myers, Florida, are searching for suspects after at least two people were killed and about 14 hurt in a shooting outside a nightclub hosting an event for teenagers. Police responding to reports of shots fired in the parking lot of Club Blu around 12:30am found victims with injuries ranging from minor to life-threatening, WBBH reports. Three people remained hospitalized, two of them with serious injuries, reports WINK. Three suspects were taken into custody as police searched two other scenes, including one a few blocks away where houses and a car were shot at. Witnesses say there were at least 30 shots from multiple guns fired outside the nightclub, which was hosting an event called the "Swimsuit Glow Party."

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No age ID was required for entry. "It was a young teen event," witness Tatianna Nouhaioi tells ABC News. "There were kids. The kid I was holding in my lap, he was 14 years old that got shot. And then there was a little girl who also got shot and she was 13. One of the security guard's daughter got shot, so I mean there was kids 13, 14, 15, 16. It was a young kids event." Those injured range in age from about 12 to 27. Details about the two people killed were not released, but both were males. The shooting comes about a month after the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. (Read more Florida stories.)

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