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Fort Myers Shooting Leaves Two Dead, 18 Wounded

CHECK BACK FOR UPDATESThree people are in custody, so far, in connection with a shooting that left two people dead and 18 wounded at a local club for teenagers and at a Fort Myers residence.
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2 Men Take Hostages, Kill Priest In French Church; Attack Claimed By ISIS

Two men attacked a church near Rouen, France, on Tuesday, taking several hostages and killing a priest in his mid-80s before the attackers were shot to death by police.The self-described Islamic State, through the group's Amaq news agency, claimed responsibility for the attack in the small town of Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray.The men were armed with knives and took five hostages — Father Jacques Hamel, two nuns and two parishioners, The Guardian reports.The attackers killed Hamel by slitting his...
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Gov. Rick Scott spoke with media this afternoon about a mass shooting that took place early Monday morning outside a Fort Myers nightclub.

The club was hosting an event for teenagers. Two teens were killed and 18 people were injured

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   18-year-old Stef’An Strawder was one of two fatal victims in a mass shooting outside Club Blu in Fort Myers early Monday morning.  The other fatal shooting victim was 14-year-old Sean Archilles.

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