State to help pay for funerals of shooting victims

Posted at 3:57 PM, Jul 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-25 15:57:16-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- As the Southwest Florida community struggles to deal with the deaths of two area teenagers in a nightclub shooting early Monday morning, the families of the victims will be getting some financial help.

The Florida Attorney General's Office announced Monday that they are helping with medical costs for victims.  "We are here today, my office's function is to help family members of the 2 young men who lost their lives.  We will be able to help them pay for funeral expenses," said Pam Bondi at a press conference Monday.

If you want to donate money, you can do it safely through the Southwest Florida Community Foundation.  They've partnered with the city and other local charities.

It's called the "Together Fort Myers Fund."  You can donate through their website at

100% of the funds will go directly to the victims and their families.

18-year-old Stef'an Strawder and 14-year-old Sean Archilles have been identified as the victims who died when unknown shooters opened fire at the Club Blu night club in Fort Myers during a 'teen night' event..