Twenty people were shot in a recent Florida shooting at a nightclub early Monday morning, and two teens were killed.
The attack left three others hospitalized. One of the teens killed in the shooting was Stef’an Strawder. He was an 18-year-old basketball player from Lehigh Senior High School, said Wink News.
The attack took place in Club Blu in Fort Myers, Florida.
Strawder was a promising athlete who was pronounced dead at Lee Memorial Hospital around 3:30 a.m. His mother Stephanie White said that she rushed to the hospital with his father, Sylvester Strawder, after the incident took place. Stephanie stated that the 18-year-old athlete was shot on the right shoulder as he walked through the nightclub’s door to the parking lot.
Strawder, the 5-foot-8 guard, was a good basketball player. He did superb jump shots on the run and gave a terrific play. It was a season ago when Strawder gave a similar performance. He had become the program’s de facto leader.
According to News-Press, he was named one of three finalists for The News-Press Boys Basketball Player of the Year.
Strawder became a member of the Florida Future Elite 17U team during the summer. Over the weekend, the Florida Future Elite 17U competed at the AAU National Championship Showcase Orlando. He was considered a talented player with genuine ability. He had expected that one day he will play college basketball.
Former Lightning Dawn McNew said that Florida Gulf Coast University had shown interest in Strawder. “We might not understand this now, but we have to come together and our faith will help us get through this,” said McNew.
The Florida shooting was not a terrorist activity, according to Fort Myers Interim Police Chief Dennis Eads.