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Friend, family remember 14-year-old killed in nightclub shooting

Posted at 10:00 AM, Jul 26, 2016

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- We are learning more about Sean Archilles, who friends say had a bright future ahead of him before Monday morning's fatal shootings.

"I was almost crying."  James Joseph knew Sean for two years.  "He's a cool guy.  He's always playing basketball with me, and he likes playing PSP.  He likes playing video games...he's a cool guy."

Joseph wasn't at Club Blu early Monday morning when the 14-year-old Sean was shot and killed at a teen dance party.  He heard the news from his sister when he woke up.

His twin brother, D'Sean posted on Facebook: "Rest in peace Sean Archilles."

Other friends were also posting words of support for the family, and pictures of Sean.

Archilles was a student at Royal Palm Exceptional School; his parents moved to the area from Haiti.

His aunt tells Fox 4 that Sean loved his family and would often pull pranks on his cousins, like putting toothpaste on them.

James says basketball was Sean's ticket to a brighter future.  "He wanted to play basketball when he grew up."

The principal at Royal Palm high released a statement about Sean Monday, saying the school is shocked to learn of his death.  "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."