2nd Victim in Fla. Nightclub Shooting Identified as 14-Year-Old Sean Archilles

Sean Archilles

The second victim of a shooting outside a Fort Myers, Fla., nightclub has been identified as 14-year-old Sean Archilles, the Fort Myers, Fla., News-Press reports. 

Sean was one of two teens killed in the incident that left dozens injured.

According to the report, Jean Robert Archilles, Sean's father, heard the news from the boy's mother, who called him between midnight and 1 a.m. Monday to tell him that his son had been rushed to a hospital. Then police called him with the terrible news: "Sorry to hear that your son passed away."


Several teens had flocked to the Club Blu nightclub to attend a "Glow Party and Birthday Bash." The event didn't require ID and was meant for kids between the ages of 12 and 17.

"I don't know, like, what a 14-year-old can do to someone," Jean Archilles said, telling the news site that he did not know why the shooting started. "Some of his friends got shot, too."


Royal Palm Exception School, where Sean was a student, released a statement about his death:

“The staff and students at Royal Palm School were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Sean Archilles. Sean was the kind of young man who could brighten any room with his outgoing personality and contagious smile. He was a friend to all and will be deeply missed by his Royal Palm family.”


Sean’s father said that he loved basketball, something he had in common with the other person killed in the shooting, 18-year-old Stef'An Strawder. Strawder was a basketball star at Lehigh Senior High School who dreamed of playing Division I college basketball.

Read more at USA Today.

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