Fort Myers (US), July 26: The Florida Police on Monday (July 25) said it had taken three persons into custody while the search was on for more suspects in connection with a shooting outside a nightclub just after midnight on Sunday (July 24) in which two teenagers were killed. Seventeen were also injured in the incident. [49 dead in June 12 Orlando shooting]
The police, however, said the shooting incident was not an act of terror but did not give any details about the motive behind the killings. The dead included an 18-year-old high-school basketball star. [Read more on Orlando gay nightclub massacre]
The three persons who were arrested are all young and they were held after fleeing the crime scene in two vehicles, the Lee County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook statement, Reuters reported.
The trio was charged in connection to the chase. While one of them, 19-year-old Derrick Church, was arrested on charges of assaulting a police officer, Demetrius O'Neal, also 19, was taken into custody on charges of resisting arrest as was Tajze Battle, 22, the report said.