Two killed more than ten injured in Florida nightclub shooting

AT LEAST two people have been killed and more than a dozen injured in a shooting at a nightclub in Fort Meyers, in Florida, USA. 

It is understood the club was hosting a party for teenagers and some as young as 13 years-of-age have been caught up in the incident. 

Three people are now in custody after being linked to another shooting in the area shortly afterwards about 5.30am (local time).

The shooting happened at a local night spot called Club Blu and local television station WinkNews witnesses described the scene as a "madhouse."



"I called and couldn't get a hold of them, I rushed to Blu scared when I arrived I got one of them and he said that the shooter took of and the cops where chasing him," a nearby resident reportedly posted on social media. 

He said a large number of people were calling for help. 

"It was a madhouse people were running every where. All people were saying was their friends' names to see if they're okay - a lot of phone calls to parents," he wrote.

"But it was one of the scariest sights to just see people come pouring out like that."

Local resident Syreeta Gary, told the Fox 4 news channel: "I just thank God that my daughter is okay because she could have been shot." 

"It's ridiculous that these kids have to go through this, they can't enjoy themselves because you have other people there who have criminalistic minds - they just want to terrorise things. I'm just glad she's okay."

Fort Meyers is a large town of about 68,000 residents in Florida's south west. 

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