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

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TERRORISM// At least 50 people were shot and killed when a gunmen, identified as Omar Saddiqui Mateen, entered Pulse, a gay nightclub, on June 11 and opened fire on the crowd. “It 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 called it a “domestic terror incident.” It is officially the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. The mass shooting has prompted an outpouring of sympathy across the globe, with people unfurling rainbow flags and holding vigils in tribute to the victims. Local leaders joined hundreds of mourners across South Florida as they honored the victims of Sunday morning’s mass shooting at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando. The City of Miami Beach held a vigil at SoundScape Park, located at 500 17th St. in Miami Beach, Sunday night. Mourners held up their cellphones as they sang John Lennon’s “Imagine” in unison.

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