A young 14 year-old boy and a basketball star have been murdered and 16 more have been wounded in yet another mass shooting in a Florida nightclub. The terrifying shooting occurred at a nightclub in Florida early this morning. What we know is that two people were murdered and 17 left injured, four of them seriously injured. Everything occurred at a teen party inside a club called Club Blu in Fort Myers, Florida. Police have three people in custody and deemed the area safe. Now we can let all of the anti-gun supporters whine about gun control…great.


From the Daily Mail:

Family members said Strawder died after he was shot in the stomach, according to NBC2.
Just hours earlier he had postd on social media, asking friends if they were going to the nightclub.


‘I’m Thinking About Going To This Party Who All Going?’ the 18-year-old basketball star at Lehigh Senior High School wrote.

Social media has been flooded with tributes to Strawder from family and friends since news of his death spread.

Strawder’s mother said his 19-year-old sister, Sharrelle, was shot in the leg while at the nightclub, according to News Press.


The other victim was 14-year-old Sean Archilles, who had been standing on a corner near the nightclub when the shooting took place, News Press reported.

Sean’s father, Jean Robert Archilles was photographed outside the nightclub on Monday morning while he was being told by a Fort Myers victims advocate that his son had been killed.

Mr Archilles was leaning forward and had his head resting on his arm, and appeared to be holding back tears as he learnt the news.


Emma Decimus, Sean’s aunt, said witnesses told her that her 14-year-old nephew was one of those who had been murdered.

‘They saw him on the ground,’ Decimus said.

Another relative, Adline Azemard, said she was told by family member of the news, News Press reports.


‘My cousin called and said Sean is dead,’ Azemard said. ‘They should have had security.’

It comes just six weeks after 49 people were murdered and 53 wounded while partying in Orlando, when a gunman opened fire inside Pulse – a local gay nightclub – on June 12.

The shooting in June, carried out by Omar Mateen, was the worst gun massacre in U.S. history.

It sparked fresh debate on gun control, with President Barack Obama saying at the time: ‘We flood communities with so many guns that it is easier for a teenager to buy a Glock than get his hands on a computer or even a book.’


Four people are described as being in a critical condition in hospital including a 12-year-old child.

According to the Naples Daily News, one victim is in a critical condition and four are still in hospital. One victim has reportedly been treated and released from Cape Coral Hospital, while other victims have been treated by other hospitals in the area.

The victims are aged between 12 and 27 according to hospital sources.


Fort Myers interim police chief Dennis Eads said the shooting does not appear to be linked to terrorism, according to WINK News.

Witnesses described the scene at Monday’s shooting as that of a ‘mad house’.

The father of one of the boy’s who was injured in the shooting said his son was ‘grazed’ but made it home.


‘I reacted like any father would,’ Marshall Bland said about his son, Marshall Jnr, News Press reports.

‘I’m just happy my family is spared, but at the same time my heart cries for the that family is a part of it.’


The shooting happened outside the club that was hosting a ‘Swimsuit Glow Party’.

Lieutenant Jim Mulligan of Lee County Sheriff’s Office confirmed as many as 17 people had been shot.

The area was later deemed safe, but Captain Mulligan said a street was still closed as authorities investigated.


Authorities said the Fort Myers police and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office were canvassing the area looking for other persons who may be involved in the incident.

The names of the victims were not immediately available.

Syreeta Gary’s daughter survived the attack. Speaking on a Twitter video, she said: ‘Well, I just thank God that my daughter is okay. She could have been shot. She was dodging bullets and dropping between cars.


‘It is ridiculous that kids have to go through this and they cannot enjoy themselves because you have people with criminalistic minds who want to terrorize people.

‘I’m just glad that she’s okay.


‘She was running away from bullets so she wouldn’t get shot. Her friend got shot in the leg.

A nearby home on Parkway Street and vehicles were also shot at, resulting in one minor injury, the department said in a statement.

A spokesman said: ‘At this time the scene is still very active as investigators and crime scene personnel attempt to determine what had occurred.’


Officers are ‘actively canvassing the area looking for other persons who may be involved in this incident’, although the area had been deemed safe.

Florida Governor Rick Scott released a statement after the shooting, saying he will be travelling to Fort Myers today to meet with polcie and officials.


‘While we are still learning the details about what happened this morning, we know that some of the victims of this terrible incident were children,’ the statement added.

‘We will continue to pray for the victims and their families.’



Police are still looking for others who may be involved in the incident. Things are only going to get worse as we near the election. Criminals and terrorists know Obama is too lax with our laws and they can get away with a lot.

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