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Two dead and 15 injured following nightclub shooting

Club Blu
Club Blu

At least two people have been killed and 15 others injured in a shooting at a Florida nightclub.

Lee Memorial Health System said 16 victims ranging in age from 12 to 27 started arriving at the facility 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.

The violence at Club Blu erupted at about 12.30am on Monday, said police captain Jim Mulligan.

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.