Following the horrendous attacks in Orlando where nearly 50 people were murdered by a gunman in a gay nightclub, a Flordia nightclub has once again been targeted, leaving at least two dead and 17 others injured, with the number only climbing.

The current state of the injured is unknown at this point in time.  Two other shootings have been reported in the area. 

Orlando Shooting

Last month, 29-year-old Omar Mateen opened fired in Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, killing nearly 50 people and wounding another 53.

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During a 9-1-1 call, he pledged allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and said he was out there to protest the American-led bombing of ISIL. 

However, the attack was categorized as domestic terrorism and hate Crime and has left the entire state reeling from its aftermath. 

Teen Night

In Fort Myers, witnesses say they heard up to 30 shots being fired in the parking lot of Club Blu and say the attack started around 1:00 a.m.

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Sources say the shooting occurred on Teen Night, with some people at the event being as young as 13-years-old. 

It is unclear whether the shooting is related to another two shootings in the area, but a person of interest has been detained at one of the other scenes. 

Local police will be releasing updates in the coming hours when they know more; nothing has yet been released on whether the attacker was an Islamist extremist or an individual who acted on their own. 

Mass Shootings

In 2015, the US had over 50,000 gun-related incidents, and so far this year there have been over 30,000, over 200 of them were categorized as mass shootings. 

There is substantial evidence to prove that gun violence has increased in the past several years, and shootings like Fort Myers and Orlando are happening far too often. 

"Gun violence requires more than moments of silence.

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It requires action," President Barak Obama said. Whether or not politicians will pass gun legislation in the House and the Senate is unknown, but people are left questioning how many more mass shootings will be allowed before the government begins implementing change

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said, “Increasingly, these guns are the weapon of choice for mass shooters, and we will do everything we can to prevent the kinds of tragedies here that have occurred in places like Orlando, San Bernardino, Newtown and Aurora."  

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