One of the two victims of the Monday shooting at Club Blu in Fort Myers, Florida, has been identified as 14-year-old Sean Archilles.
The Fort Myers Police Department received news about a shooting incident at 12:30 a.m. on July 25 at Club Blue in Fort Myers, Florida. At least 14 to 16 people were injured in the incident. Some of those injured were taken to area hospitals by Lee County Emergency Medical Services.
“We did everything we could to make sure these kids were safe,” Club Blu co-owner Cheryl Filardi said, according to USA Today. “There was nothing we could do … a car rolled up and just started shooting.”
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Sean is one of the victims to have died in the tragedy at Club Blu. The 14-year-old boy, who celebrated his birthday on March 28, was the youngest victim of the incident. Jean Robert Archilles, Sean’s father, said the boy loved playing basketball, as reported by the News-Press.
Three of the wounded victims remain in the hospital.
At least three people have been taken into custody, Fort Myers Police Department Capt. Jim Mulligan said, as reported by WINK.
“Fort Myers is not immune to crime and unfortunately not spared acts of violence and shootings as other cities across the country have experienced,” a statement from the Fort Myers Mayor said. “We have watched events like this unfold too many times, but when it occurs in our city, it hits directly to our hearts.”
The police department said “it would like to confirm that this incident is not an act of terror.”
Monday’s shooting at the Club Blu is the second mass shooting in a Florida nightclub in recent weeks. Last month, the Orlando shooting at a gay nightclub caused the deaths of 49 people and wounded 53 others. Police said the incident was a hate crime and an act of terror.