At 2am this morning, Pulse Nightclub in Orlando was attacked by what police are calling a “domestic terrorist.” The incident has left nearly two dozen casualties.
More via CNN.
Aproximately 20 people are dead inside Pulse nightclub, Orlando Police Chief John Mina said Sunday morning, just hours after a shooter opened fire in the club. At least 42 people have been transported for medical treatment, he said.
Police have shot and killed the gunman, Mina told reporters.
“It’s appears he was organized and well-prepared,” the chief said, adding that the shooter had an assault-type weapon, a handgun and “some type of (other) device on him.”
Orlando authorities said they consider the violence an act of domestic terror. The FBI is involved.
The shooting began around 2 a.m., and an officer responded, Mina said. The officer engaged in a shootout outside the club, after which the gunman ran into the club.
“That turned into a hostage situation,” Mina said. Authorities were getting calls from people inside the club but away from the gunman, the chief said.
Very disturbing. Please pray for the victims. There’s no word yet on what motivated the terrorist, other than hate and anger.
More on this story as it develops.
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