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Two dead, over a dozen wounded in Florida nightclub shooting; one person detained

Two persons were shot dead and at least 17 others were wounded in a mass shooting at a nightclub in Florida.


Two dead, over a dozen wounded in Florida nightclub shooting; one person detained
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Florida: At least two persons were shot dead and 17 others were wounded in a shooting at an event for teens at a nightclub in Florida, police said on Monday. 

The incident took place in the parking lot of Club Blu in Fort Myers at around 12:30 a.m (local time).

Early reports suggest that one of the dead victim is a 14-year-old boy. 

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 14-16' more sustained minor to life-threatening wounds during the episode, which occurred at approximately 12:30 am (local time), according to NBC.

A nearby home and vehicles were also shot at, resulting in one minor injury, CBS news reported.

Police said officers were 'actively canvassing the area looking for other persons who may be involved in this incident,' according to a statement obtained 
by NBC.

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. 

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