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PostSubject: Orlando Pulse Club Shooting.   Sun Jun 12, 2016 4:04 am

Shooting at a gay club in Orlando, Florida.

Many people inside, barricaded suspect and possible bomb.

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PostSubject: Re: Orlando Pulse Club Shooting.   Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:58 am

Shooter is dead.

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PostSubject: Re: Orlando Pulse Club Shooting.   Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:36 am

My FB news ticker is saying 50 dead. This cant be right?
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PostSubject: Re: Orlando Pulse Club Shooting.   Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:51 am

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"Orlando officials say at least 50 dead and 53 injured in the nightclub shooting"
They said it's an act of terrorism

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PostSubject: Re: Orlando Pulse Club Shooting.   Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:53 am

God please don't tell me it's a hate crime please....and IS THAT the amount of people dead? Yo! That's outnumbers many throughout the years!

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PostSubject: Re: Orlando Pulse Club Shooting.   Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:58 am

There has been two shootings so far at almost the same area after what happened to Christina...and now this mass shooting at a nightclub with THAT quantity of casualties? What is going on!

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PostSubject: Re: Orlando Pulse Club Shooting.   Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:01 am

They've now deemed this as the deadliest mass shooting in U.S history.

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PostSubject: Re: Orlando Pulse Club Shooting.   Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:03 am


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PostSubject: Re: Orlando Pulse Club Shooting.   Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:18 am

They're asking for blood donations down there. Any form of support at all should be given to them. This is going to cause such an ugly debate between LGBT-issues and the fact that the gunman is a radical islam. Homosexuality and Islam? Man...and they're releasing last conversations between loved ones who were trapped and killed in them. This hurts my heart.

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PostSubject: Re: Orlando Pulse Club Shooting.   Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:39 pm

From what I read it may have been a hostage situation which explains why the perpetrator reached such massive death count, sort of like Seung-Cho when the students were barricaded in classrooms anyway, so he just had to open the door, walk in and shoot all at once.

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PostSubject: Re: Orlando Pulse Club Shooting.   Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:03 pm

What the hell is going on in Florida? Has everyone down there gone insane or something? And from reading about this, so far it does look like a hate crime against gays. Apparently the killers Father said it had nothing to do with religion and that his soon would get angry over seeing gay people kissing.

I'm not sure yet and couldn't find any information on if he killed himself or did police kill him?

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PostSubject: Re: Orlando Pulse Club Shooting.   Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:06 pm

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It is now the deadliest mass shooting in America, it has surpassed Cho's body count.

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PostSubject: Re: Orlando Pulse Club Shooting.   Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:07 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] It it said the police killed him.

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PostSubject: Re: Orlando Pulse Club Shooting.   Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:10 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] It it said the police killed him.
Thanks. And yea, I'd imagine it would be the worst mass shooting. Before now, Virginia Tech held that title. I can't even think of any other shooting/attack other than 9/11 where this large of an amount of people were murdered.

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PostSubject: Re: Orlando Pulse Club Shooting.   Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:19 pm



Her son is still missing...oh my heavy heart.

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PostSubject: Re: Orlando Pulse Club Shooting.   Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:27 pm

There was an apparent 3 hours hostage standoff.

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PostSubject: Re: Orlando Pulse Club Shooting.   Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:36 pm



Interview with survivor of the nightclub.

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PostSubject: Re: Orlando Pulse Club Shooting.   Sun Jun 12, 2016 3:10 pm

My heart is heavy.
The debate over this is ugly, people throwing around words and beliefs they have no idea about, and meanwhile we have lost over 50 people down to have fun, and love who they love, killed senselessly. It's 2016. I do not think less of the LGBT community. I love all of them, and this is really saddening. The worse mass shooting in U.S History over hate-crime.
RIP to the victims.

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PostSubject: Re: Orlando Pulse Club Shooting.   Sun Jun 12, 2016 4:01 pm

So incredibly sad. The Youtube comment sections are terrifying. So many people in agreement with the murderer, saying the world will be better off without "faggots", saying this guy has found the cure to AIDS, and claiming all Muslims should be killed. It's both heartbreaking and incredibly scary to see how many people think this is okay.

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PostSubject: Re: Orlando Pulse Club Shooting.   Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:19 pm

Partially named victims: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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PostSubject: Re: Orlando Pulse Club Shooting.   Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:24 pm

Praying for the victims. Such a senseless act of violence.

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PostSubject: Re: Orlando Pulse Club Shooting.   Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:25 pm

Thoughts and prayers for the victims and their loved ones. So sad.
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PostSubject: Re: Orlando Pulse Club Shooting.   Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:50 pm

Guys, apparently there may be more than one perpetrator during the shooting:

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This leaked info may coincide with the initial reaction that it can't just be one person doing the shooting, and also the fact that survivors recount the same story of trying to exit BLOCKED doors - so people on the outside leaving them stuck inside, leaving the shooter easy access to take out more. This just made me shudder.

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PostSubject: Re: Orlando Pulse Club Shooting.   Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:54 am

Remember what they said about Columbine and 3-4 shooters.

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PostSubject: Re: Orlando Pulse Club Shooting.   Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:35 am

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January 2013 - After making "inflammatory comments" implying ties to terrorist organizations, the FBI interviewed Mateen, but closed the investigation after speaking with him twice.

January 2014 - An FBI official says Mateen had contact with a known terrorist, but determined that contact was minimal and that there was no relationship. The investigation was closed.

June 2016 - At a press conference, ATF official says Omar Mateen purchased a handgun and "long gun" within the past week in Florida.

June 12 2016 @ 2:02 AM - At a press conference, Orlando Police Chief John Mina said an officer working at the nightclub responded to reports of shots.

June 12 2016 @ 2:09 AM - Pulse [nightclub] posts message to Facebook "Everyone get out of Pulse and keep running."

June 12 2016 @ 4:10 AM - Scanner traffic indicates that a bomb truck was requested to come to the Pulse nightclub.

June 12 2016 @ 5:05 AM - Approximately 30 hostages were rescued by Orlando Police Dept SWAT "That sound was a controlled explosion by law enforcement."

June 12 2016 @ 5:53 AM - The shooter inside the club is dead.

June 12 2016 @ 9:40 AM - CBS News has identified the gunman as 29 year old Omar Mateen of Port St. Lucie.

June 12 2016 @ 10:20 AM - Mayor Buddy Dyer announces that 50 people have been killed.

June 12 2016 @ 11:54 AM - U.S. Senator Bill Nelson says the shooting is connected to ISIS.

June 12 2016 @ 2:00 PM - President Obama addresses attack "This was an act of terror and an act of hate."

June 12 2016 @ 3:45 PM - Senator Bill Nelson said that the ISIS news agency has issued a statement claiming responsibility for the Pulse nightclub attack, but says the FBI has not confirmed.

June 12 2016 @ 4:50 PM - Authorities begin identifying victims.



A gunman killed 50 people and wounded 53 at a crowded gay nightclub in Orlando early Sunday in the
deadliest mass shooting in American history. [source [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]


Before 2 a.m. Omar Mateen, a resident of Fort Pierce, a city about 120 miles from Orlando, parked his van outside Pulse, a gay nightclub.

2:02 a.m. He entered the club armed with an AR-15-type assault rifle, a handgun and many rounds of ammunition, and opened fire, said John Mina, the Orlando police chief.

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The gunman went outside at some point after the initial shots were fired, the chief said, then went back inside.

Restrooms - Some patrons hid in restrooms, calling police and texting friends and family for help. At some point, police received word from inside the building that at least 15 people were hiding in a restroom.

Patio - Ray Rivera, 42, a D.J. at the club, was playing reggae music on the patio when the shooting started. “I thought it was firecrackers,” Mr. Rivera said. But the gunfire did not let up. “I saw bodies on the floor, people on the floor everywhere,” he said.

Main entrance - Security was posted at the front entrance, and it is unclear how the gunman entered the club.

Main dance floor - Latin music was playing on the main dance floor. The nightclub, which calls itself “Orlando’s Latin Hotspot,” was holding its weekly “Upscale Latin Saturdays” party with three D.J.s and a midnight show.

DeAngelo Scott, 30, said the club was packed. “Every room I went into was full. I had to squeeze through the main room.” He left the club at 1:58 a.m.

Then police marshaled forces, bringing in a SWAT team and an armored vehicle. At some point, Chief Mina said, there was contact with the gunman inside. “There was some communication, but we are not going to release that right now,” the chief said.

It is unknown, he said, whether the gunman was killing others inside the club as the authorities prepared for a confrontation.

“Any time we have a hostage situation, we’re definitely going to use extreme measures to make sure we have enough personnel on the scene,” Chief Mina said.

3 a.m. The club posted a warning on Facebook.

5 a.m. - The police began an operation to rescue the people trapped inside. They detonated two explosives to distract the gunman. Eleven officers entered the club, and shots were exchanged. Mr. Mateen was killed. One officer was shot in the head, but his Kevlar helmet prevented serious injury, Chief Mina said. At least 30 people were found alive.


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Just before 2 a.m.

Omar Mateen, 29, parked his van outside Pulse, a gay nightclub at 1912 S Orange Ave. in Orlando. Some accounts from authorities said he called 9-1-1, pledged allegiance to the Islamic State and referenced the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Reports put about 200 to 300 people in the club when the shooting began. It was Latin Night.

2:02 a.m.

Mateen entered the club’s grounds. He was armed with a .223-caliber AR-15 style rifle, a 9mm handgun and ammunition, Orlando police Chief John Mina said.

An Orlando officer working security at the club responded to gunfire.

The officer got into a “gunfight” with Mateen, police said, during which the shooter went deeper into the club.

From the patio, DJ Ray Rivera heard a series of pops.

People started running out from the club, jumping over the patio fence to escape. “People were screaming, pushing each other out of the way,” he said.

Rivera fled the patio, then looked back into the club through an open doorway. “All I could see was bodies,” he said.

Jeannette McCoy, 37, was dancing with her friend when she heard gunshots. “It was just pop-pop-pop-pop-pop-pop-pop,” she said. “The shots were continuous.”

Yvens Carrenard, 29, first hid in a storage closet and then an attic-like crawlspace. He caught a glimpse of the shooter firing off rounds in quick succession.

McCoy ran outside, bodies falling around her. She used her crop top to bind the gunshot wound in a bartender’s leg.

“The shots are still going. Pop-pop-pop-pop,” McCoy said. “At times they seemed like they would stop. It was because he was (reloading).”

2:09 a.m.

Pulse published an emergency post to its Facebook page: “Everyone get out of pulse and keep running.”

2:17 a.m.

Brandon Wolf  ‎@bjoewolf  

Omg. Shooting at pulse. We hid in the bathroom. And we can't find our friends.

2:22 a.m.

Some accounts say Mateen called 911 and claimed allegiance to the Islamic State at this point.

THE STANDOFF

For the next few hours, the timeline is unclear.

Police said the incident had turned into a “hostage situation.”

More than 100 Orlando police officers and Orange County sheriff’s deputies rushed to the scene.

Officers used police vehicles to help transport victims to hospitals.

The SWAT team started massing. Armored vehicles were sent to the scene..

Police said they were in contact with Mateen by phone but did not reveal what was said.

Those trapped inside used 911 and social media to ask for help.

3:58 a.m.

Orlando Police
‎@OrlandoPolice  

Shooting at Pulse Nightclub on S Orange. Multiple injuries. Stay away from area.

Just before 5 a.m.

Police commanders decided to storm the club.

They used explosive devices to distract and disorient Mateen.

5:05 a.m.

Orlando Police
‎@OrlandoPolice  

That sound was a controlled explosion by law enforcement. Please avoid reporting inaccuracies at this time.

An armored BearCat vehicle punched through the club’s wall as SWAT officers set out to rescue the hostages.

Another tactical team engaged Mateen in a firefight at the club’s entrance.

Mateen was killed in the exchange. One of his rounds struck a SWAT officer in his Kevlar helmet; the helmet saved the officer’s life.

5:53 a.m.

Orlando police announced via Twitter that the shooter is dead.

Police were initially worried he may have had an explosive device. Afterward, they scoured the club for explosive devices using robots and an explosive-sniffing dog. Police did not say whether they found anything.

Trauma surgeons hurried to treat the wounded at Orlando Regional Medical Center, just half a mile from the club.

10:20 a.m.

Four hours later, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer stepped in front of the microphone. Police had finished sweeping the club, he said. Officials said 53 were wounded. Fifty were dead.


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PostSubject: Re: Orlando Pulse Club Shooting.   Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:46 am

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Remember what they said about Columbine and 3-4 shooters.
True. though some people are convinced survivors who report this on air end up getting cut halfway during broadcast

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PostSubject: Re: Orlando Pulse Club Shooting.   Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:46 am

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PostSubject: Re: Orlando Pulse Club Shooting.   Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:51 am

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Then police marshaled forces, bringing in a SWAT team and an armored vehicle. At some point, Chief Mina said, there was contact with the gunman inside. “There was some communication, but we are not going to release that right now,” the chief said.

It is unknown, he said, whether the gunman was killing others inside the club as the authorities prepared for a confrontation.
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PostSubject: Re: Orlando Pulse Club Shooting.   Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:51 am

That's awful. There is so much hate in the world.I hope everybody on this site, your friends and families are okay.

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PostSubject: Re: Orlando Pulse Club Shooting.   Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:12 am

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My heart is heavy.
The debate over this is ugly, people throwing around words and beliefs they have no idea about, and meanwhile we have lost over 50 people down to have fun, and love who they love, killed senselessly. It's 2016. I do not think less of the LGBT community. I love all of them, and this is really saddening. The worse mass shooting in U.S History over hate-crime.
RIP to the victims.

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So incredibly sad. The Youtube comment sections are terrifying. So many people in agreement with the murderer, saying the world will be better off without "faggots", saying this guy has found the cure to AIDS, and claiming all Muslims should be killed. It's both heartbreaking and incredibly scary to see how many people think this is okay.

I agree with all of this. Humans can be such a bizarre species.
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