Gov. Rick Scott issued a statement Monday in response to a mass shooting overnight at a club in Fort Myers in which two people were reported dead and at least 1" />
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Gov. Scott's statement on mass shooting at club in Fort Myers

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Gov. Rick Scott issued a statement Monday in response to a mass shooting overnight at a club in Fort Myers in which two people were reported dead and at least 16 people injured, according to multiple news reports. The shooting took place at Club Blu, which held a special "teen night" Sunday for children as young as age 12.

It was the second time in six weeks that a Florida club was the target of a mass shooting after 49 people were slaughtered at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, on June 12.

The text of Scott's statement:

"Following the horrific news of a shooting at a nightclub in Fort Myers, I spoke with Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson, Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott and Fort Myers interim police chief Dennis Eads to offer my assistance from the state. I have cancelled my events today to meet with law enforcement and local officials in Fort Myers. While we are still learning the details about what happened this morning, we know that some of the victims of this terrible incident were children. We will continue to pray for the victims and their families."

[Last modified: Monday, July 25, 2016 9:41am]

    

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