Two people have been killed and 13 others wounded in a mass shooting at a Florida nightclub, according to US media reports. Utv Pakistan Report
There are conflicting reports about casualties however. Another unconfirmed report said up to 17 people had been shot.
The shooting took place at Club Blu in Fort Myers in the early hours of Monday morning, according to Lt. Jim Mulligan of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.
The incident is thought to have taken place during a ‘teen night’ at the club, with some of the people at the event as young as 13.
One witness says that she heard around 30 gunshots from the scene and believes that these came from a number of weapons.
At least 20 police officers are at the scene and roads in the area have been sealed off.
The shootings happened at 12.30am local time. Police said they were at two other locations connected to the incident.
What they described as “a person of interest” was detained at one of them.
A police statement said: “The Fort Myers Police Department and Lee County Sheriff’s Office are actively canvassing the area looking for other persons who may be involved in this incident.
“At this time the scene is still very active as investigators and crime scene personnel attempt to determine what occurred.”