Orlando mayor: City not defined by 'act of a cowardly hater'


16 June, 2016

Hundreds grieved together as a community Tuesday night at First Baptist Orlando to remember the victims killed in the Pulse nightclub shooting early Sunday morning. The gunman opened fire inside the crowded gay nightclub before dying in a gunfight with SWAT officers, police said. 50 people are reported dead and 53 were injured at a mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in what is now the worst mass shooting in USA history.

He said officials are putting together an Orlando Family Assistance Centre.

"We come to the end of another day in a world where Orlando is now the site of the deadliest shooting in American history", Dyer said.

Mateen, the father of Omar Mateen, has multiple videos online in which he chats about Afghan political issues in Farsi. Authorities confirmed he had called 911, but declined to say what he said.

When asked whether the killer fired any more shots at the hostages after the initial gun battle Chief Mina replied: "After things stabilised, and the shooter barricaded himself in the bathroom, our negotiators were talking with him".

"It's a wonderful place to both live and visit", Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) said of the state, offering continued condolences to grieving families of the victims. "So if there's anything we can do for you to help you through this time, please let us know".

Meanwhile, the OneOrlando fund to support victim's and their families has received an influx of donations.

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"This was an act of violence borne out of hate that inflicted terror on an entire community", FBI Special Agent Ron Hopper said Wednesday. But the city of Orlando stands out as younger, more ethnically diverse, and is home to a large gay population that has changed the look of many neighborhoods and shopping districts. Names of the 49 murder victims were displayed on the platform. "Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who have been affected".

Islamic State radio on Monday called the US -born gunman who opened fire in the packed Pulse nightclub "one of the soldiers of the caliphate in America".

Guest ministers got standing ovations when they said The Word is not about judging but about loving. On Wednesday two Palestinian gunmen killed four people at a popular shopping and restaurant area in Tel Aviv.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has issued a statement about the death of a U.S. Army Reserve soldier in the massacre at a gay Florida nightclub, and says officials there support the people of Orlando and the LGBT community.

"We had independent verification of that", Mr Dyer said. In such tight quarters, the bullets could hardly miss.

The attack was the most deadly mass shooting in USA history.

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