Monday, September 12, 2011

Club Elite in Palmetto: Two dead and 22 injured after gunmen spark panic and chaos by opening fire outside nightclub - 12th Sept 2011

Two gunmen sparked panic and chaos when they opened fire outside a busy nightclub, killing two people and injuring 22.

The gunmen were believed to have been armed with semi-automatic weapons outside Club Elite in Palmetto - south of Tampa, Florida.

Gwenette Matthews, 38, of Bradenton, Florida, and Trayon Goff, 25, of Palmetto, Florida, were both killed early Saturday morning, police said.

‘I was on the floor trying not to die,’ said Chip ‘Blu Chip’ Hunt, a promoter who works with the club management.

‘I was between one who got shot in the back of the head and one that got killed and one gentleman that got Bayflighted (airlifted) out.’

A Palmetto police spokesman said the shooters were outside the club, but some bullets passed through the nightclub's open front door.

Police believe at least one of the shooters was on foot and disappeared in a getaway car. Read More