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Three under investigation for teen nightclub shootings at Club Blu in Ft. Myers

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Posted at 11:24 AM, Jul 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-26 15:19:12-04

Club Blu says they were just trying to give the kids a safe place to go and have fun without drugs or guns and they never expected this to happen.

The investigation into Monday morning's shootings is still very active, but at this point we know two teenagers died following this shooting: 14-year-old Sean Archilles was a student at Royal Palm Exceptional Center, and 18-year-old Stef'an Strawder was a rising basketball star at Lehigh Senior High School.

More than a dozen people were also injured in the shooting. Most of the people have already been released from the hospital, but at last check three people remain hospitalized. Two are in critical condition, and one is in fair condition.

A Lee County Sheriff's Office investigation continues after a deputy-involved shooting in connection with the nightclub crime. Shortly after the mass shooting, law enforcement got into a chase with a suspicious vehicle.  The deputy stopped the car near Luckett Road and Ortiz Avenue, where deputies say the driver attempted to hit the deputy. The deputy then fired shots, hitting the driver.

The three people inside the car were arrested for the chase and police are questioning those people in connection to the club shooting.

The three men detained are 19-year-old Derrick Church, 19-year-old Demetrius O'Neal, and 22-year-old Tajze Battle.

Tuesday we'll be pressing for answers as to when charges may come in the shooting if at all.

A number of witnesses drove away trying to escape gunfire, or drove themselves to area hospitals before ems arrived.  The Fort Myers Police Department is also trying to track them down to talk with them about what they saw.