Orlando Shooting


A gunman went on a shooting rampage in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida Sunday morning leaving 50 people dead and 53 wounded.

The man has been identified by law enforcement officials as American- born Omar Mateen. Mateen, 29, carried an assault rifle and a pistol into Pulse club at 2 a.m. Sunday and opened fire. Mateen called 911 during the attack to pledge his loyalty to ISIS.

“It appears he was organized and well-prepared,” Orlando Police Chief John Mina said.

Mateen had been investigated by the FBI before for possible terrorist ties but was not found to be a threat. People stuck inside hid where they could, and called 911 or posted on social media, begging for help.

The club posted a message on its Facebook page: “Everyone get out of Pulse and keep running.”

A three hour standoff followed the assault, where people were held hostage until around…

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