FORT MYERS, FL — Two people were killed and as many as 17 wounded when gunfire erupted at a teen swimsuit party at a Fort Myers, Florida nightclub early Monday. Police arrested five people, but it’s unclear if any were believed to be a shooter. In fact, authorities are not sure if one shooter or multiple shooters were involved. The shooting took place during a “Swimsuit Glow Party” for teens at Club Blu.
The shooting is “definitely not terrorism,” police said. “The deadly event appears to have been gang-related.”
“We are deeply sorry for all involved,” Club Blu posted on Facebook on Monday morning. “We tried to give the teens WHAT WE THOUGHT WAS A SAFE PLACE TO HAVE A GOOD TIME. Ages 12-17. There was armed security as well as full security, inside and out.”
The shooting started at about 12:30 a.m. Monday. “As the club was closing and parents were picking their children up…..that’s when all this took place,” Club Blue posted on Facebook. “There was nothing more we could [have] done [as] you see it was not kids at the party that did this despicable act.”
One of the victims was a 12-year old girl.
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