A gunman shot up a gay night club at around 2 AM. It is likely an act of terrorism.
Gunman murdered at least 50
The worst mass shooting in American history has occurred today. I am angry because irrespective of causality, the easy access to guns exacerbates the mass killing of our citizens. I do not want to hear anything about this being Islam-centric. Mass murder is occurring every day in our cities and towns. Remember, 91 Americans die by gun every day in America.
It is now time that Americans learn the reality about out gun culture.
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June 12th, 2016 9:50 AM
- This is the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.
- AR-15 assault rifle used by the killer.
- Omar Mateen's father said the mass murder has nothing to do with religion. He then said his son was enraged when he saw two men kissing a few months back.
June 12th, 2016 9:45 AM
The number of dead people has grown to at least 5o people.
June 12th, 2016 9:30 AM
NBC News reported the following.
Approximately 20 people are dead and scores wounded after a gunman opened fire and took hostages at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday morning, police said. Officials said a hostage situation developed after the gunman stormed the Pulse Nightclub about 2 a.m. The shooter was identified by several law enforcement sources as Omar Mateen. He was shot dead about three hours later when a SWAT team entered the club, police said. he law enforcement sources told NBC News that Mateen was born in New York in 1986 and was listed as living at a residence in Port St. Lucie, about 125 miles south of Orlando. The incident is being investigated as an act of terrorism, officials said. "We are looking at probably in the range of 20 [dead], but we don't want to give you an exact figure," Orlando Police Chief John Mina said during a news conference. He said 42 people had been hospitalized. Mina said a uniformed officer working extra duty exchanged gunfire with the shooter, who was armed with an assault-type rifle, a handgun and some type of suspicious device.
This story is being updated.