Two dead and many injured in second Florida club mass shooting
A second shooting incident has taken place at a club night in Florida, just weeks on from the Orlando massacre.
The incident occurred outsideClub Blu in Fort Myers, Florida, which had been hosting a ‘teen night’.
According to ABC News, two people have been confirmed dead, and as many as 17 people have been injured, when assailants opened fire. Some of the victims were as young as 12.
Media reports suggest as many as three arrests have been made over the attack. The motive is unclear and it is not yet clear if the incident is terror-related.
However, it comes just weeks after the Orlando massacre, when an ISIS-affiliated gunman opened fire in the Pulse gay bar, killing 49 people and injuring more than 50.
A statement from local police says: “On Monday, July 25 at approximately 12:30 AM, the Fort Myers Police Department responded to Club Blu in response to a shooting that had just occurred in the parking lot.
“Upon arrival, officers located several victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Injuries ranged from minor to life threatening. At this time the scene is still very active as investigators and crime scene personnel attempt to determine what has occurred.
“All victims were transported from the scene by Lee County Emergency Medical Services to area hospitals.
“At this time the scene is still very active as investigators and crime scene personnel attempt to determine what had occurred. The police department is attempting to determine the motive for this incident.
“There are two confirmed deaths as a result of this incident and at least 14-16 people hurt. Investigators are working to determine the identity of the deceased and notify next of kin.”
In the wake of the Orlando shooting, LGBT activists have rallied for action on gun control.