Photo via Club Blu/Facebook

2 dead, at least 14 injured during mass shooting at Florida nightclub

The shooting took place at around 12.30am ET Monday morning at Club Blu in Fort Myers.

 

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Tech

Published Jul 25, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 9:56 am CDT

At least 14 people have been shot in another mass shooting at a Florida nightclub, with two confirmed dead so far.

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The shooting took place at around 12.30am ET Monday morning at Club Blu in Fort Myers, Florida. The nightclub and restaurant was hosting a teen birthday party at the time.

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According to local CBS affiliate WINK, the attack began in the club’s parking lot. There are two active crime scenes, and police have already arrested a person of interest at a third location. They are still looking for a second suspect. 

One reported victim, a young man named Timothy Settle, posted a brief Facebook Live video from his hospital bed, wearing a neck brace.

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The scene at Club Blu saw friends and family members gathering in the early hours of the morning, hoping to find their relatives safe after the attack. So far, there is no known motive for the shooting.

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Correction: An earlier version of this article included a photo taken in Ft. Myers Beach. We regret the error.

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*First Published: Jul 25, 2016, 6:06 am CDT