Posted by , Jul 25, 2016 at 10:59am
A shooting at a nightclub in Florida has left two teenagers dead and dozens hurt.

A shooting that took place outside a Florida nightclub over the weekend has left two underage persons dead, and more than a dozen wounded, as CNN reports. The nightclub in question, Club Blu Bar and Grill, reportedly advertised a "Swimsuit Glow Party" for Sunday night, with no identification required to enter-- meaning it was an all-ages event.

Despite Club Blu's best efforts to create "a safe space to have a good time" (according to a statement the bar released), things did not end well. 14-year-old Shawn Achilles and 18-year-old Ste'fan Strawder were killed in the shooting, and while all the names and ages of the victims have not been released, Lee Memorial Hospital reportedly "received 16 people, ages 12 to 27, with injuries ranging from minor to life-threatening."

The motive for the shooting remains unclear, but authorities have detained three adults in connection to it. 

Read the statement Club Blu released on Facebook following the tragic incident below.

"We are deeply sorry for all involved. We tried to give the teens WHAT WE THOUGHT WAS A SAFE PLACE TO HAVE A GOOD TIME. Ages 12-17. There was armed security as well as full security, inside and out. As the club was closing and parents were picking their children up.....that's when all this took place. There was nothing more we could of done az you see it was not kids at the party that did this despicable act."

Florida Nightclub Shooting Leaves Two Teens Dead

A shooting at a nightclub in Florida has left two teenagers dead and dozens hurt.


A shooting that took place outside a Florida nightclub over the weekend has left two underage persons dead, and more than a dozen wounded, as CNN reports. The nightclub in question, Club Blu Bar and Grill, reportedly advertised a "Swimsuit Glow Party" for Sunday night, with no identification required to enter-- meaning it was an all-ages event.

Despite Club Blu's best efforts to create "a safe space to have a good time" (according to a statement the bar released), things did not end well. 14-year-old Shawn Achilles and 18-year-old Ste'fan Strawder were killed in the shooting, and while all the names and ages of the victims have not been released, Lee Memorial Hospital reportedly "received 16 people, ages 12 to 27, with injuries ranging from minor to life-threatening."

The motive for the shooting remains unclear, but authorities have detained three adults in connection to it. 

Read the statement Club Blu released on Facebook following the tragic incident below.

"We are deeply sorry for all involved. We tried to give the teens WHAT WE THOUGHT WAS A SAFE PLACE TO HAVE A GOOD TIME. Ages 12-17. There was armed security as well as full security, inside and out. As the club was closing and parents were picking their children up.....that's when all this took place. There was nothing more we could of done az you see it was not kids at the party that did this despicable act."

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