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Mass Shooting at Orlando Gay Nightclub Leaves 50 Dead in Worst Mass Shooting in U.S. History

Mass Shooting at Orlando Gay Nightclub Leaves 50 Dead in Worst Mass Shooting in U.S. History

Another senseless act of gun violence.

Just one night after singer Christina Grimmie was shot and killed at her own concert in Orlando, Florida, another (unrelated) shooting has taken place in the same city.

According to CNN, at least 50 people were shot and killed when a gunmen, now identified as Omar Saddiqui Mateen, entered Pulse, a gay nightclub, on Saturday (June 11) and opened fire on the crowd.

“It’s appears he was organized and well-prepared,” Orlando Police Chief John Mina said of the suspect, Omar Mateen, who is now dead.

At one point, it was a hostage situation and a shootout occurred between officers and the gunmen for several hours. At least 53 people were transferred to the hospital with injuries.

Police are calling it a “domestic terror incident.” It is officially the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.

The investigation is underway and this is a developing story.

15+ pictures inside from the scene…

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Posted to: 2016 Orlando Shooting, Omar Saddiqui Mateen

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