2 TEENS Went To A Party, But Were Left For Dead By A Vicious Criminal

2 TEENS Went To A Party, But Were Left For Dead By A Vicious Criminal

Yet another tragedy has struck Florida as yet another nightclub, this one for teens, was shot up by a crazed criminal. The killing spree left two dead and another 17 injured.

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From Western Journalism:

A party for teens ended in tragedy early Monday after gunfire left two teenagers dead and at least 17 others wounded at a Fort Myers, Fla., nightclub.

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One of the dead was 14; the other was identified as a star high school basketball player, according to the Fort Myers New-Press.

Club Blu was hosting what it billed as a “Swimsuit Glow Party” for teens ages 12 to 17 when gunfire broke out at about 12:30 a.m. As of Monday morning, police were unsure how many shooters there were or the motive, but they said their initial findings were that the shooting was gang related and not an act of terrorism.

Police had several suspects in custody Monday. It was not immediately clear how the incident unfolded, but reports indicated that the gunfire broke out in the parking lot of the club. Police were investigating two other crime scenes related to the shooting at the club.

“It was a madhouse people were running every where. All people were saying was their friends’ names to see if they’re OK — a lot of phone calls to parents,” said Brian Martin, who witnessed part of the incident. “But it was one of the scariest sights to just see people come pouring out like that.”

Club Blu posted a statement on Facebook about the shootings.

“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 it all took place. There was nothing more we could [have] done [as] you see it was not kids at the party that did this despicable act,” the statement said.

The dead were identified as Lehigh High School basketball player Stef’An Strawder, one of three finalists for The News-Press basketball player of the year. The other was Sean Achilles, only 14-years-old.

“My cousin called and said Sean is dead,” Adline Azemard told the News-Press. “We were at Lee Memorial all night, and they don’t tell us nothing.”

Emma Decimus was crying over the death of Achilles, her nephew. “They saw him on the ground. All the other families, they told them the condition of their kids,” she said.

This is absolutely heart-breaking and my prayers go out to all of the families and friends of the dead and wounded.

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