Monday, June 13, 2016

Orlando Nightclub Shooting | At Least 50 Dead, Shooter Identified + 'This person was full of hate" Barack Obama - BBC News

Fifty people have been killed and 53 injured in the Orlando night club shooting, the city mayor said during a press briefing. The shooting is the deadliest in recent US history.

 A mass shooting has taken place in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, resulting in multiple deaths and injuries, police said, adding that the shooter was killed by a SWAT team. According to officials, the incident can be classified as 'a domestic terror incident'.

The shooter has been identified by officials as Omar Mateen of St. Lucie County, Florida. FBI assistant agent in charge of the agency's Tampa division, Ron Hopper, was asked at a news conference on Sunday at 7 a.m. if the shooter, who was shot and killed by police, had ties to Jihadist terror groups. "At this time we're looking at all angles right now," the official said.

"We do have suggestions that that individual may have leanings towards that, that particular ideology. But right now we can’t say definitively, so we’re still running everything around.” The FBI also said the shooter "was organized and well-prepared," adding "he is not from this area."


Orlando Gay Club Shooting: 'This person was full of hate" Barack Obama - BBC News

President Barack Obama President said Americans were united in grief, outrage and "resolve to defend our people" after "an act of terror and an act of hate". The shooting at Pulse, a gay club in Orlando, is the worst mass shooting in recent US history.  

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