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Jul 25, 2016 2:59 PM

Chief: 3 in custody, officers looking for others in Florida shooting

The Associated Press

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The interim Fort Myers police chief says authorities have three persons of interest in custody and they are looking for others in the slayings of two teens at a nightclub.

Chief Dennis Eads said Monday that his officers responded to a chaotic scene at Club Blu at about 12:30 a.m. and immediately started helping the wounded. Nearly 20 people were wounded. He says some of the victims drove themselves to hospitals and others were taken there by ambulances.

The chief said the shooting was not an act of terrorism but he did not release a motive for the shooting.

Gov. Rick Scott promised the state would do everything it could to help the victims and hold those responsible accountable. He also noted that the shooting happened as the state is seeing a 45-year low in the crime rate.

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