Police on the scene of a shooting in Ft. Myers ( Image credit: Reuters )

Florida nightclub shooting: Two dead and 16 injured in Fort Myers

Two people have been killed and up to 16 more injured in a shooting at a nightclub in the Florida city of Fort Myers, police say.

The attack happened around 00:30 (04:30 GMT) on Monday at Club Blu, which was reportedly hosting a party for teenagers.

Three people have been arrested.

A police statement said injuries "ranged from minor to life-threatening" and that a number of people were in hospital.

Local broadcaster WINK says that witnesses at the scene described the club as a "mad house".

Syreeta Gary, whose daughter was at the club, told the local Fox 4 news channel: "I just thank God that my daughter is OK because she could have been shot," adding that, at one point, her daughter was...Read more...