At least two are dead and more than a dozen injured after mass shooting took place in the parking lot of Club Blu Bar and Grill, a nightclub in Fort Myers, Florida that was holding an all-ages swimsuit glow party.
Police responded to Club Blu Bar and Grill, around 12:30 a.m. on July 25, where they found multiple victims, including teens as young as 12, suffering from gunshot wounds, CNN affiliate WINK is reporting. While police have not yet confirmed how many shots were fired, there were “at least 30 yellow evidence markers” placed around the building.
Injuries range from minor to life-threatening. The following was posted by Wink’s Twitter account:
The club had been holding an all-ages “Swimsuit Glow Party,” a Facebook flier confirmed; Lt. Jim Mulligan of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office confirmed it was a teen night, where no ID was checked. Victims range in age from 12 to 27.
Three people were detained after the tragic shooting, but no other details about a motive or suspects has been provided by police. Two other crime scenes have also been set up nearby, one at which a gunman fired shots at local homes and cars, WINK reports.
A witness at the club reports that a man started yelling outside before firing shots. While some injuries are said to be minor, others are life threatening, and victims were rushed to nearby hospitals, where one died and two others are in intensive care. The names of the victims have not been released at this time.
This story is developing…