Gov. Scott On Fort Myers Shooting: 'Evil Does This'

Jul 25, 2016

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

Scott said this is a time to mourn for the families of the victims. 

“Any family never wakes up expecting to lose loved ones, especially young individuals like this," he said. "Nobody expects somebody to be injured going to an event where it was supposed to be teenagers having a good time.” 

Scott said those involved in the shooting will be held accountable. The Republican governor also voiced his support for gun rights. 

"The Second Amendment has never shot anybody," he said. "Evil does this."

The state has offered to help pay for funeral expenses and medical injuries.  

Fort Myers Police are not saying what the motive might have been, but that this was not a terrorist act. Three people are in custody.