Published On: Mon, Jul 25th, 2016

Fort Myers’ Club Blu Shooting: Three detained after shooting leaves 2 dead, Syreeta Gray, Tim Settles offer details

Three people had been detained for questioning as police locked down the area around Club Blu in Fort Myers, Florida, after a shooting just after midnight left two dead and at least seventeen reporting injuries. Few details are known at this time, but some have taken to social media to offer their account.

photo Scott Davidson

photo Scott Davidson

Lieutenant Jim Mulligan of Lee County Sheriff’s Office announced that the area was “deemed safe” as the investigation continued.

Police first responded to the scene at 12:30 a.m. early Monday morning where, “officers located several victims suffering from gunshots wounds,” according to a statement released by the Fort Myers Police Department.

“It was a young teen event. There were kids. The kid I was holding in my lap, he was 14 years old that got shot,”Tatianna Nouhaioi told ABC News. “And then there was a little girl who also got shot and she was 13. One of the security guard’s daughter got shot, so I mean there was kids 13, 14, 15, 16. It was a young kids event.”

Syreeta Gary took to Twitter, confirming that her daughter is safe, detailing her child’s account of the incident.

In her 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. They were running for safety.”

The Daily Mail offered up a copy of the clip, check it out below. Also posted online by the Mail was Timothy Settles, who used Facebook Live to post a claim and say that he did not want to die.

Two other crime scenes were also connected to the incident, possibly tied to the reported shooting of a car and a house.

Last month it was Islamic State terrorist Omar Mateen who besieged an Orlando gay club, shocking the nation.

photo Gerd Altmann via pixabay

photo Gerd Altmann via pixabay

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    […] Syreeta Gary has spoken openly that her daughter was at the club. She said her child ran from a gunman as he opened fire at her and her friend. Gary’s daughter was not shot. More on that HERE […]

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