UPDATE: The death count has been revised to 49, which excludes the gunman.
(06/13/2016 11:23 p.m. EST)
UPDATE: President Obama has stated, “This was an act of terror and hate”, with regards to the Orlando mass shooting.
Reports are stating the perpetrator swore allegiance to terror group in 911 call.
(06/12/2016 2:02 p.m. EST)
With a heavy heart, we can’t believe we are reporting on another mass shooting. This mass shooting is now deemed, “the worst mass shooting in the history of the United States”. Evidence points to terrorism, but nothing has been confirmed.
We first want to give our condolences to everyone affected by this sudden and senseless tragedy.
This morning there are several reports of a mass shooting in Orlando, Florida at a nightclub called Pulse. Pulse is known as a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) club. The perpetrator, who we will not name, is a 29 year old American citizen. His parents are believe to be from Afghanistan. There are questions if this night club was a target due to being a LGBT club and it is gay pride month. The investigation is being led by the FBI and details will be coming forward in the next few days. With all of this being said, we know 50 people are dead and 53 people have been hospitalized with injuries.
This post will be updated as more facts come forward. Please stay tuned.
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