2 Teens Identified as Victims in Deadly Shooting Outside Florida Club
Watch: Deadly Nightclub Shooting in Fort Myers
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(ABC News) – Two teenagers were identified as the two victims killed in a shooting outside a Florida club early this morning.
The teens were 14-year-old Sean Archilles and 18-year-old Ste’fan Strawder, the Fort Myers Police said.
The shooting was reported in the parking lot at Club Blu in Fort Myers, Florida, at about 12:30 a.m. Monday, the Fort Myers Police said, after an event at the club geared toward teenagers.
Police have not determined a motive but said this is not an act of terror.
Twenty people were injured or killed, according to Lee Memorial Hospital. Four people remain hospitalized; 2 are in critical condition and 2 are in fair condition, a hospital spokesperson said this morning.
Patients’ ages ranged from 12 to 27, according to Lee Memorial Hospital.
“We are deeply sorry for all involved,” Club Blu said in a statement. “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. As the club was closing and parents were picking their children up…..that’s when all this took place.”
“It was not kids at the party that did this despicable act,” the club said.
Three people were detained in connection with the shooting.
Police said the area is now “safe.”