MOSCOW, (Sputnik) — Three people have been detained for questioning in connection to the shootings, according to authorities.
Two of the suspects were taken in before 5:30 a.m. local time in Fort Myers, Police Capt. Jim Mulligan said, as cited by the WINK news outlet.
JUST IN: reports of 17 shot, 2 dead in nightclub shooting at Club Blu in Fort Myers, Florida #7News— Nick Emmons 7News (@emmonsnick) July 25, 2016
According to the police, quoted by the WINK News broadcaster, the shooting took place early in the morning on Monday. The victims have not been identified as yet.
Witnesses reportedly heard some 30 gunshots from more than one gun. People were 'dodging bullets and running and dropping between cars' to get to safety.
Syreeta Gary's daughter almost got shot at Club Bleu. Her best friend wasn't so lucky. pic.twitter.com/5A3bA1EfBy— Malcolm Johnson (@Malcolmsmedia) July 25, 2016
The level of injuries to victims range from minor to life-threatening, according to Capt. Jim Mulligan of the Fort Myers Police Department. Two of those injured have reportedly been put in intensive care, with one person in a critical condition.
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