Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Fort Myers shooting: 'I have cancelled my scheduled events today to meet with law enforcement and local officials in Ft. Myers. While we are still learning the details about what happened this morning, we know that some of the victims of this terrible incident were children. We will continue to pray for the victims and their families'
Lee Memorial Hospital says 16 patients brought in from shooting in Fort Myers; spokeswoman says 1 dead, 2 still in the emergency room, 2 in ICU with 1 in serious condition, 1 in fair condition and 1 still being treated; all others released
Editor's note: Police in Fort Myers, Fla., have not yet confirmed casualty details from a reported shooting at a club in the city. We haven't seen many eyewitness reports either so we're exercising caution on reporting details. It's unclear if there are one or more active scenes that police are responding to. We'll alert you when details are confirmed. - David
Editor's note: The U.S. Coast Guard is continuing its search for a family whose 29-foot sailboat was lost off Florida's Gulf Coast Sunday. The family, father Ace Kimberly and his 3 teenage children, went missing when they set sail from Sarasota to Fort Myers to get repairs to their boat, which they had been living on for about a year, the Palm Beach Post reports. Officials have revealed they have found debris in the search area including life jackets and kayaks belonging to the family. Officials also say there weren't strong winds or other abnormal weather on Sunday when the boat was lost. - Andrew
Fort Myers is the county seat and commercial center of Lee County, Florida, United States. Fort Myers is a gateway to the Southwest Florida region and a major tourist destination within Florida. The winter homes of Thomas Edison ("Seminole Lodge") and Henry Ford ("The Mangoes") are a primary tourist attraction in the region. The city is named after Colonel Abraham Myers. The geographic statistical area is serviced by Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), located southeast of the city.