BREAKING...American Bataclan? 50 DEAD IN MASS SHOOTING AT GAY NIGHTCLUB IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA (Stuck at the top for a while and updated as warranted)
Mass shooting in Orlando, Florida gay nightclub Pulse, "the hottest gay club in Orlando."
Approximately 20 dead, 42 injured.
It was "Latin night" at the club.
Shooter is dead. He had an explosive device on his body. Shooter not from the Orlando area.
FBI has stated this is a terrorist attack.
Orlando local coverage at WFTV.
Other coverage at CNN.
Interesting information is coming out about the murder Christina Grimmie, which happened at another Orlando, Florida nightclub just the night before.
Apparently she was an unapologetic Christian.
Her murderer's "insane rantings" were scrubbed from the internet before he was publicly identified. Now MSM is making no mention of her religion and stating the killer had scant on-line presence.
Police are "looking for motive". Right. He went to the show specifically to murder her.-------
#prayfororlando "faisal" being repeated in the facebook comments with this photo. pic.twitter.com/c2ODFZiJQx— Jill Lang (@Bastille1791) June 12, 2016
same twitter feed posts image of victim's text confirming "terror" related
CNN suggested 'terrorism' as well
Brian Shields WFTV provides images of powerful text messages to mother of victim seeking shelter in bathroom with others.
Some devices found, 4 in number.
Orlando spokesman says that an Orlando officer shot the suspect.
Heavily armed gunman opened fire inside Pulse gay club in Orlando
Gunman shot more than 40 people in the attack - killing around 20
He took people hostage before being shot dead by police officers
FBI believe he may have leanings towards radical Islamic extremism
Eye-witness: Shots fired for 15-20 minutes, at one-point from a vehicle outside the club-more than 1 shooter #FloridaShooting #Pulse— News This Second (@NewsThisSecond) June 12, 2016
FBI is saying that the shooter may have made terrorist threats in the past but won't say that where these allegations are coming from.
Also, the shooter was born of parents from Afghanistan. [unconfirmed]
Fox News has mentioned Omar Mateen (sp?) as the shooter. See THIS at Heavy.com
Omar Mir Seddique Mateen has been named as the gunman who killed as many as 20 people and wounded 40 others at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, CBS News reports.---------
He was later killed by police after taking hostages at the LGBT club.
Mateen, 29, is a U.S. citizen from Port St. Lucie, Florida, according to CBS News. He has ties to radical Islamic ideology, CBS reports.
Port St. Lucie is about 125 miles away from Orlando.
Homeland Security said Omar had been to Afghanistan where he had weapons training.
So the administration knew him, knew he is a trained terrorist and let him be.