Two dead in US shooting
AT least two people were killed and 14 others wounded in a shooting early yesterday at a Florida nightclub, US broadcaster NBC reported.
Police confirmed that the incident occurred at Club Blu in Fort Myers, which US media said was holding a party for teenagers.
A “person of interest” has been detained at another location, the station said.
The Fort Myers Police Department reported that while two individuals were fatally shot, “at least 14 to 16” more sustained minor to life-threatening wounds during the episode.
A nearby home and vehicles were also shot at, resulting in one minor injury, CBS news reported. Police are looking for other potential suspects.
The shooting comes just six weeks after an attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that left 49 dead in the worst gun massacre in recent US history.
Police killed the gunman, Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old US citizen of Afghan origin, after a three-hour standoff.
That rampage and other recent shootings have renewed debate about gun laws in the United States. –