As family members arrived to pick up their children from a late night teen party at a Florida nightclub early Monday morning, at least one gunman turned his weapon on the crowd and opened fire.
Two people were killed and up to 14 others wounded, police said. The teen party was billed as a “Swimsuit Glow Party,” at Club Blu in Fort Myers, according to local media.
Police detained three people and said the area around the club had been deemed safe, police Capt. Jim Mulligan said in a statement.
It was not immediately clear what triggered the violence, but Islamic terrorism has been all but ruled out.
Three people remained hospitalized Monday morning, Cherly Garn, a spokeswoman for Lee Memorial Health System, said in an e-mail. All others were treated and released. Two people brought to two other area hospitals were also treated and released, Garn said.
Ages of the patients ranged from 12 to 27, Garn said.
The club is in a strip mall that includes a daycare center and is across the street from a large apartment complex. Officers had the area taped off as crime scene technicians scoured the strip mall parking lot for clues.
The shooting comes more than a month after a nightclub shooting in Orlando that was the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history. The shooting at the Pulse nightclub on June 12 left 49 victims dead and 53 others wounded.
The violence at Club Blu erupted about 12:30 a.m. Monday, Mulligan said. There were two active crime scenes, police said. 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.
Syreeta Gary told WFTX-TV her daughter ran and dodged between shots to avoid being shot. Her daughter was OK, but her daughter’s friend “got hit in the leg and luckily it’s just her leg,” she said.
“Her dodging bullets and running, dropping in between cars, it’s ridiculous that these kids have to go through this,” Gary said. “They can’t enjoy themselves because you have other people that have criminalistic minds and they just want to terrorize things.”
A post on Club Blu’s Facebook page Monday morning said the shooting happened as the club was closing and parents were picking up their children. The post also said there was armed security at the event.
“We are deeply sorry for all involved,” the post read. “We tried to give teens what we thought was a safe place to have a good time.”
Check back for more updates as this story develops.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.
Tragedies like this are going to keep happening as long as the violence is promoted by this administration and his puppets. I did not see anything that told the race of the shooters. I’m sure that will determine the spin put on this tragedy by officials and our phony gov’t.
Gregory Pek says
They say nothing to do with Islam. But I don’t believe that. Perfect target for Islamists. Also I note that in the UK the BBC has now banned using the words Islamic terrorists. In Munich the media was instructed to not use the killer’s names Mohammad Ali.
The globalist Cabal is clamping down on free speech. Look what Murdoch is doing at Fox.
aspergus Hermann says
Murdocks,Fox is on it’s way out–when it flopped to liberal bias was the start of is’t demize!
but is serive us well till now
Elizabeth Bowers says
No, Murdock has the WSJ for liberals and Fox News for conservatives.
Mickey Younghanz says
Well said Gerry. We can only hope the Club will keep us updated as for the true content of this outbreak….
JIM HANE says
My sense is most politically correct Westerners and their governments don’t have a clue about the dangers we’re facing – like Chamberlain didn’t have a clue about Nazism. On the other hand, after the war, Churchill continued to ask himself: was there any way he could have reached through faster. He warned people about Hitler and Nazism for a decade, and only got heard after Hitler was bombing Britain.
Westerners will only take the dangers of Islam seriously when much more Islamic terrorist attacks occur.
So did the armed security shoot the killers? Is it time for all of us to be armed? This is getting ridiculous!
The article only says “3 people were detained.” Nothing about any arrests. Speculation, here, but it sounds almost like a drive-by. IOW, the shooter apparently didn’t stick around to be arrested or killed, this time.
Ft Myers is an expansion of Gang Violence that originated up the coast in Bradenton, FL. years ago.
There are Illegal Mex-SA vs Black Gangs competing for the monopoly of Drug Distribution.
Florida is overrun with Illegals and besides legitimate Employment doesn’t compete in pay for drug dealing Blacks and Illegals.
The local police and FDLE have let this area fester in Gangster-ism for at least 20 years. Follow the money. CYA. I moved out of FL. almost 3 years ago.
D Ann its PAST TIME to be armed. WE THE PEOPLE cant let this white house keep letting this happen any longer.WAKE UP AMERICA!! stand up and be seen and heard i know some don’t like what my views are. but i for one took the oath back in the day. honor , protect America from all evil.
Kids as young as 12 out at 12:30 AM. Sounds like this was never a safe place for kids no matter how they whitewashed it do to it’s history.
john j says
i noticed that this shooting has not been covered much by the MSM. from what i can gather it was Black on Black crime again. can this be the reason? it seems no whites are to blame so the MSM can’t use racism as the reason and therefore is not interested in reporting on it.
I 4 AN I says
LIKE 2 LOOK UP INFO. ON YOUR TAKE OF THE INCIDENT. PLEASE FORWARD ANY SOURCES SO I MAY RESEARCH.
I think all the violent games kids start playing on the computer when they are very young along with the violent movies on TV and in Theaters I’m sure puts shooting and killing on kids minds growing up which helps them along the way to commit all these terrible shootings sprees. Not a good thing something needs to be done about it. There is so much fire, shooting, or anything violent that can be thought up is presented to the public. Just sickening.
dennis cerasoli says
Maybe parents can start by not letting young teenagers hang out with people as old as 27 in clubs after midnight,if that isn’t a prescription for trouble than nothing is.
I wonder if anyone is prepared to report or say that this is not just another “RACE/HATE/MOSLEM” crime, White teenage victims ? Moslem or Black Shooters. ? We mustn’t say so if true. But if it is the other way ? Then that is OK. We live in a gutless politically correct society where the Press & MSM -TV are afraid to tell the truth until it becomes too obvious to hide., Obama’s Brave New American World.
It seems the ‘LSM’ (Lame Street Media) has been out front from the get go in declaring that any and all attacks “ARE NOT” terrorist related, perhaps at the behest of the Obama administration.
One could realistically assume that before a determination could be made, an investigation would have to be completed to determine the circumstances.
Then again, Obama himself seems to jump out front and proclaim ‘HIS’ assumptions of what transpired, and more oftern than not, his conclusions amount to (1) work place violence, (2) Racism, or (3) misperception of the religion (???) of Islam. (Islamic Terrorist)
dennis cerasoli says
The first thing that struck me other than the shootings is that it was after midnight in a night club from the ages of 12 to 27? Did i read that right? What are young teenagers doing out after midnight with people as old as 27,lord have mercy.
Parents were picking the kids up. The 27-year old could have been an older brother, uncle, cousin, etc. it could have also been an employee of the club.
A swim glow suit party for teenagers, and parents letting them stay out way after midnight? What kind of parents allow their children to do this at a teen club. Specially with all the violence around this country. Until we get a President who will step in and try to control all the violence in this country we will continue to keep having more of this type of violence. Parents need to start using their heads until then.
Swim suit glow party with young and older people…kids dressed in swim suits, dark lighting, black lights…sounds like a perv’s hottest fantasy!
Fox is definitely becoming disappointing to watch. I have been where I can go for news now?
…where can i go for news now?
Breitbart, RT, Al Jazeera, infowars, NewsWithViews, Drudge – there are quite a few places.
In the US, we have CCMSM, aka “Corporate-Controlled MainStream Media.” i believe it’s 6 major corporations that own the vast majority of all teevee/radio stations in America, and the board members of all of these are practicing satanists. They’re also losing credibility at an increasing rate, what with multiple disclosures of how they’ve been practicing “MSU journalism,” that is “Make S*** Up,” e.g. by using “green screens” to project themselves into this or that alleged situation while sound-effects play – or more recently when two reporters – one of them Nancy “Grace” – were caught on camera reporting from the SAME SCENE, even though allegedly hundreds of miles away from each other(saw that one on Jon Stewart). Within seconds in the background, the SAME BUS went by.
Sheron haas says
If Trump is not elected we are in for the same o same o and the killings go on but at a higher rate . What’s happening to our USA ??? I worry for all my wonderful grandchildren . Ladies are supposedly voting HELLary do they not care that she has committed soo much crime ??? OMG
I’m sure the blame will fall on guns or guns AND terrorists. Any opportunity to remove out 2nd Amendment rights.
Technically, the 2nd Amendment limits officeholders, that is, prevents sworn USG agents from tampering with our God-given right to bear any arms whatsoever.
The Right to self-defense(and the defense of property, family, neighbors, neighborhoods, communities, towns, cities, etc.) is a “natural right” derived directly from Our Creator.
The Constitution defines – but, more importantly, LIMITS – what powers those who swear oaths to it might exercise. We the People were to be mostly left alone, unencumbered in our individual pursuits, with the caveat that we are not to harm anyone in their lives, liberty, or property. Those who think they have “Constitutional rights” are mistaken; the Constitution, being a piece of paper, gives nothing. Never has – never will. If you BELIEVE that it does, then you imply that you ALSO believe that another piece of paper can take them away.
“You have rights antecedent to all earthly governments: rights that cannot be repealed or restrained by human laws; rights derived from the Great Legislator of the universe.”
— John Adams(1735-1826) Founding Father, 2nd US President
“Natural” rights preceded the formation of all governments, and will outlast them all, too.
rodney burke says
don’t blame the gun, blame the one HOLDING the gun. How did they get the gun in the first place?
Ill bet you anything that Hell-lary is very happy with this shooting. This is what she wants so she can tell people that by her being president she is going to ban guns and then the shootings will stop. I wonder if all these shooting are done in conjunction with her you never know. She is so wicked that I dont trust her not even with my eyes open
Justin W says
Am I missing something? What are teenagers doing at a nightclub at that time of the morning?
Once the shooters are arrested we may learn more of their motivations. Until then we should consider part of the problem is our society’s lack of value on human life. We have businesses that get wealthy slaughtering unborn babies. Should we really be surprised that others in society see no problem ending the life of someone else?
Aachmed Hazmat says
12yo kids out at 1AM? Where TF are the parents?
Dianne Duke says
We have God given rights that we should be willing to stand up and vote to keep. If we keep going in the same direction, God may just let us loose our freedoms to teach us to stang strong. I think we have forgotten how important it is to have free speech, the right to bear arms for our protection, not to just kill, and freedom to worship and not be killed by our government or terrorist, home grown or ones we have that are immigrants and do not appreciate the freedoms we have in the USA. They do not love our country. They like the freedom to commit crimes against all of us that are not like them or believe as they do. God help us all with this election year. I just do not think we can stand strong with 4 more years of the same leadership. Please PRAY before you vote!!!
Little Bright Feather says
Oh well ANOTHER FALSE FLAG ! [ YAWN !] At least this was small one so govt didn’t spend much of our money on setting up this one.
Florida is being targeted because Florida has such free gun laws and DC wants to change that. We in Florida have more freedom then other states and the DC Dictatorship does not like that ! Stick it DC ! Stay out of our state with all our rigged set ups !
You are being played folks ! Wake up !
But as in Orlando, NO ONE DIED ! These are set up False Flags people to stir your emotions to hate guns and freedom ! STOP FALLING FOR IT !
They will keep doing it as long as they get the emotional results they want from it. Stop giving them the fear and emotions they want, and all this fake stuff will stop.