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Florida woman guilty in nightclub shooting that killed 2

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Posted at 6:01 PM, May 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-03 18:01:15-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman has been convicted for her part in a 2016 Florida nightclub shooting that left two teenagers dead and 14 other people injured.

A Lee County jury found 24-year-old Kierra Russ guilty Tuesday of two counts of second-degree murder and one count of conspiracy to commit crime.

She faces a possible life sentence. Russ is the first convicted of five people charged in the July 25, 2016, shooting during an underage swimsuit-themed party at Club Blu in Fort Myers. Police say the deadly shooting followed a yearlong gang war.

Investigators say there was no indication that either of the teens who were killed were part of either gang.