The Latest: 2 dead, 16 wounded in nightclub shooting

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FORT MYERS, FLA. >> The Latest on a shooting a nightclub in Fort Myers, Florida. (all times local):

7:25 a.m.

A Florida nightclub says a shooting that left two dead and 16 wounded broke out in the parking lot as parents picked up their children from a party for teens.

Club Blu posted on its Facebook page Monday morning that it was trying to give the teens "what we thought was a safe place to have a good time." The post from the Fort Myers nightclub says armed security had been posted at the event inside and outside.

The club says the shooting happened as the club was closing.

Hospital officials say the victims range in age from 12 to 27. Four people were still being treated Monday morning.

7 a.m.

Officials say two people have been killed and at least 16 wounded in a shooting outside a nightclub in Florida.

Lee Memorial Health System says in a press release that 16 victims ranging in age from 12 to 27 started arriving at the facility around 1:30 a.m. One of those people died at the hospital.

Four people remained at the hospital early Monday, including two in the intensive care unit. All others were treated and released. One person was treated and released at a different hospital.

Police say the area around Club Blu has been deemed safe, and three people have been taken into custody.

The shooting comes more than a month after a nightclub shooting in Orlando that was the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history.

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5:55 a.m.

Police in Fort Myers say the area around a deadly nightclub shooting has been deemed safe.

But in an e-mail, police Capt. Jim Mulligan says the street will remain closed as authorities investigate.

The shooting at Club Blu killed two people and as many as 17 people were shot early Monday.

Three people have been taken into custody.

The shooting comes more than a month after a nightclub shooting in Orlando that was the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history. The shooting at the Pulse nightclub on June 12 left 49 victims dead and 53 others wounded.

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5:40 a.m.

Authorities say two people have been killed and more than a dozen shot at a nightclub in Fort Myers, Florida.

Capt. Jim Mulligan of the Fort Myers Police Department told WINK-TV as many as 17 people have been shot in the early Monday shooting at Club Blu.

Mulligan told the station three people have been taken into custody and that there are two active crime scenes.

The shooting comes more than a month after a nightclub shooting in Orlando that was the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history.


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