Fort Myers Club Blu apologizes for fatal shootings

Posted at 8:19 AM, Jul 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-25 09:44:59-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Fort Myers nightclub at the center of an overnight mass shooting that left two people dead has issued an apology on Facebook.

Club Blu posted the following message on their Facebook page around 7:20 a.m.

We are deeply sorry for all involved. We tried to give the teens WHAT WE THOUGHT WAS A SAFE PLACE TO HAVE A GOOD TIME. Ages 12-17. There was armed security as well as full security,inside and out. As the club was closing and parents were picking their children up.....that's when all this took place. There was nothing more we could of done az you see it was not kids at the party that did this despicable act. Our condolences to all parties involved.

At least 17 people were shot and two people were killed after gunfire erupted outside the club on "teen night" late Sunday night and continued in other locations.  Three people have been detained.