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2 dead, 17 wounded in Florida nightclub shooting: Reports

The Incident Occurred At The Club Blu In Fort Myers, Local NBC Affiliate WBBH Reported. This Comes Barely A Month After An American Man Killed 49 People In A Gay Club.

PTI | Updated on: 25 Jul 2016, 02:46:46 PM

Washington:

At least two people are dead and 17 others wounded in a shooting overnight at a nightclub in Florida, US broadcaster NBC reported today.

Police said the incident occurred at the Club Blu in Fort Myers, local NBC affiliate WBBH reported.  The shooting incident comes barely a month after an American man killed 49 people in a gay club. 

The shooting occurred around 12-30 am in the parking lotof Club Blu Bar and Grill in Fort Myers, Florida. Three suspect has been detained, the police said. "The numbers, they're sort of fluctuating. We havemultiple hospitals calling in.

We're trying to confirm. So, 15to 17. We do have two confirmed dead," Captain Jim Mulligan ofthe Fort Myers Police Department said. "Officers arrived on scene. Found multiple peoplesuffering from various levels of gunshot wounds. EMS wascalled, multiple units responded. Helped triage transportmultiple people from the scene," he said.

The injured were reported to have minor tolife-threatening wounds. On June 12, 2016, a 29-year-old American man, opened fire in a gay club killing 49 people and wounding 53 others.

It was both the deadliest mass shooting by single shooter in US and most violent hate crime against LGBT community. The shooter, Omar Mateen, claimed to be answering call of duty by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, chief of Islamic State.

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First Published : 25 Jul 2016, 02:45:00 PM

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