Source : Yahoo.com |
Two people were killed and as many as 16 others were injured after a person opened fire during an event geared toward teenagers at Club Blu in Fort Myers, Florida.
Police have not determined a motive but said this is not an act of terror.
Police first responded to the scene at 12:30 a.m. Monday where “officers located several victims suffering from gunshots wounds,” according to a statement released by the Fort Myers Police Department. The injuries ranged from minor to life-threatening, according to police, who also confirmed that all of the victims were transported by Lee County Emergency Medical Services to area hospitals.
Tatianna Nouhaioi said she was at the event when the shooting took place, and referred to the atmosphere inside as “under control,” with security guards present.
“It was a young teen event. There were kids. The kid I was holding in my lap, he was 14 years old that got shot,” Nouhaioi told ABC News. “And then there was a little girl who also got shot and she was 13. One of the security guard’s daughter got shot, so I mean there was kids 13, 14, 15, 16. It was a young kids event.”
Club Blu released a statement this morning, apologizing “deeply” for the incident.