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   18-year-old Stef’An Strawder was one of two fatal victims in a mass shooting outside Club Blu in Fort Myers early Monday morning.  The other fatal shooting victim was 14-year-old Sean Archilles.

At least two people were killed and more than a dozen injured in a shooting at a nightclub in southwestern Florida, in violence that police say began around 12:30 a.m. Monday. Three people have been detained for questioning, officials say.

The shooting took place at Club Blu Bar and Grill, restaurant and bar that's located in a strip mall on Evans Avenue. Officers who were called to the bar found several victims suffering from gunshot wounds.

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North Miami has named the police officer who shot an unarmed black man on Monday.

 

Officer Jonathan Aledda is a member of the SWAT team and joined the department four years ago.

 

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North Miami Mayor Smith Joseph is speaking out about the shooting of an unarmed black man in his city on Monday. Charles Kinsey is a healthcare worker in North Miami.

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The North Miami Police Department called a press conference on Thursday after the shooting of an  unarmed mental health care worker by an officer earlier this week.

But there were more questions than answers.

The circumstances of the video seem stark: In bright daylight, an unarmed black man lies next to a patient with autism whom he was trying to help, holding his hands up and telling police he is a therapist at a group home in an effort to assure officers that they aren't a threat.

But the police later shot and wounded that man, in a case that has renewed discussions of officers' use of force.

Following the shooting death of three law enforcement officers Sunday in Baton Rouge, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump blasted President Obama on Twitter and Facebook, saying he has "no clue" how to deal with a country that is a "divided crime scene."

Sunday's shooting follows a deadly officer shooting in Dallas and the death of Alton Sterling, a black man in Baton Rouge, earlier this month.

Following the death of three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, La., on Sunday, President Obama said that "attacks on police are an attack on all of us."

Three officers were killed and three others were wounded in an encounter that began shortly before 9 a.m. Sunday. Louisiana law enforcement said they believe the gunman who shot at officers was killed at the scene. A law enforcement source confirmed to NPR the identity of the shooter as Gavin Eugene Long.

Three law enforcement officers were killed and three others were injured in Baton Rouge, La., when a suspect fired on officers outside a convenience store.

This comes less than two weeks after a gunman opened fire on police at a protest in Dallas, killing five officers.

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Abdullah Maflahi filmed the July 5 shooting death of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Then he became the subject of the next police incident there.

Muflahi is a Muslim, born in Yemen and raised in the Detroit area. In his early 20s in 2010, he went to Baton Rouge to open a business, the Triple S Food Mart. He knew the Sterling family — they were customers. 

The deaths last week of three African-American men in encounters with police, along with the killing of five Dallas officers by a black shooter, have left many African-American gun owners with conflicting feelings; those range from shock to anger and defiance. As the debate over gun control heats up, some African-Americans see firearms as critical to their safety, especially in times of racial tension.

Would You Survive An Active Shooter Situation?

Jul 12, 2016

Drills done in schools and the workplace have people hiding under desks or tables in the case of an active shooter entering the building. However, many experts say that doing that may not save your life. 

Indian River State College Security Officer Dennis McWilliams tells us about the  ALICE method: Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Confront,  Evacuate.  It provides some new thoughts on surviving a horrible situation. 

The man who fatally shot five police officers in Dallas may have had plans for a wider attack, the city's police chief said Sunday. Dallas Police Chief David Brown provided new details about the tense two-hour standoff that police had with the gunman before he was killed.

"We're convinced that this suspect had other plans," Brown told CNN, adding that the shooter "thought that what he was doing was righteous and believed that he was going to target law enforcement and make us pay for what he sees as law enforcement's efforts to punish people of color."

Seconds after a policeman shot a man named Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minn., his girlfriend started live-streaming the aftermath live on Facebook.

This is a developing story. Last updated 6:18 a.m. ET.

Snipers shot and killed five Dallas law enforcement officers and injured another six at the end of a rally in downtown Dallas, where hundreds were protesting police shootings that happened in other parts of the country earlier this week.

Four of the officers worked for Dallas Police; the fifth was identified as 43-year-old transit officer Brent Thompson, of Dallas Area Rapid Transit, or DART.

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