Two killed and 16 injured in shooting at Florida teen nightclub

Two people have been killed and at least 16 wounded in a shooting outside a nightclub in Florida that was hosting a swimsuit-themed party for teens.

It was not immediately clear what triggered the violence at Club Blu which erupted at about 12.30am on Monday, said police captain Jim Mulligan.

Lee Memorial Health System said 16 victims, ranging in age from 12 to 27, started arriving at the facility at around 1.30am. One of those people died at the hospital.

Four people remained at the hospital early on Monday, including two in the intensive care unit. All others were treated and released. One person was treated and released at a different hospital.

Police said the area around Club Blu has been deemed safe, and three people have been taken into custody.

The shooting comes more than a month after a nightclub incident in Orlando that was the deadliest shooting in modern US history. The shooting at the Pulse nightclub on June 12 left 49 victims dead and 53 others wounded.

In a statement, authorities said the Fort Myers police and the Lee County Sheriff's Office were actively canvassing the area looking for other persons who may be involved in the incident. The names of the victims were not immediately available.

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