Lehigh HS star among 2 dead, 18 others shot outside Fort Myers nightclub

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FORT MYERS, Fla. РTwo people are dead and three others remain hospitalized after 20 people were shot at a nightclub early Monday morning.

Stef’an Strawder, an 18-year-old star basketball player for Lehigh Senior High School, and 14-year-old Sean Archilles, a student at Royal Palm Exceptional School, were the two teens killed, Fort Myers police said.

Strawder posted on Facebook shortly before going to the nightclub teen party where the shooting took place.

Ste'fan Strawder (via Facebook)
Stef’an Strawder (via Facebook)

The shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. at Club Blu, 3580 Evans Ave. Victims as young as 12 and as old as 27 were taken to Lee Memorial Hospital:

  • 16 people were treated in the trauma center and emergency department.
  • One person died at the hospital. The other died at the scene.
  • One person was discharged from Lee Memorial Monday afternoon. Another remains in fair condition, and two more people are still in critical condition, a hospital official said Tuesday morning.
  • One person was taken to Cape Coral Hospital.
  • The other victims were treated and released.

The eldest victim was a security guard. Another security guard was injured in the shooting.

The shooting is not an act of terror, Fort Myers Interim Police Chief Dennis Eads said during a press conference Monday afternoon:

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