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    Orlando, Florida (CNN)Approximately 20 people are dead inside Pulse, a gay 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." Law enforcement sources told CNN that the device, which was strapped to the suspect, was possibly explosive, but authorities don't know if it was real or not.
    A canine unit indicated there were explosives inside the suspect's car as well, the sources said.
    At least nine officers were involved in the shootout, Mina said. Several coroner vans were seen traveling toward the nightclub.
    One officer suffered an eye injury when a bullet struck his Kevlar helmet, said Danny Banks, special agent in charge of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Orlando bureau. The helmet saved the officer's life, Banks said.

    The shooter is not from the Orlando area, Mina said.
    Orlando authorities said they consider the violence an act of domestic terror. The FBI is involved. While investigators are exploring all angles, they "have suggestions the individual has leanings towards (Islamic terrorism), but right now we can't say definitely," said Ron Hopper, assistant special agent in charge of the FBI's Orlando bureau.
    Shooting, hostage situation


    The shooting began around 2 a.m., and an officer who was working at the club 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. The shooter is not from the Orlando area, Mina said.
    Orlando authorities said they consider the violence an act of domestic terror. The FBI is involved. While investigators are exploring all angles, they "have suggestions the individual has leanings towards (Islamic terrorism), but right now we can't say definitely," said Ron Hopper, assistant special agent in charge of the FBI's Orlando bureau.
    Shooting, hostage situation


    The shooting began around 2 a.m., and an officer who was working at the club 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.
    More police rushed to the scene and broke down a door with an armored vehicle, helping some 30 club-goers flee to safety, Mina said. At that point police shot and killed the gunman, he said.
    CNN affiliate WKMG video captured clubgoers carrying injured people from the club.
    "It's just shocking," said Christopher Hansen who was inside Pulse. He heard gunshots, "just one after another after another. It could have lasted a whole song," he said.
    "Everyone get out of Pulse and keep running," the nightclub posted on its Facebook page shortly after the violence began.
    Orlando police warned residents to stay away from the area, and urged people not to call their offices. They declined to provide the number of casualties, saying details will be available later. Bomb sniffing dogs are on the scene.
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    Watching press conference on MSNBC now...
    The country has lost its collective mind.
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    50 dead. Unreal. RIP and condolences to the families.

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    I can't fucking believe it...FIFTY!!
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    The father of the shooter claims that his son was disgusted by watching two men kissing on the street...I'm glad he's dead.
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    To kill and injure over 100 people is a horror that I can't wrap my mind around. I don't understand people.
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    ^^^True Laurent.
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    The fact people can just own assault rifles is fucking insane. Truly. This is awful, all those people killed while enjoying a night out. Ugh.

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    The story says 20 dead, not 50. I'm reading a lot of different numbers. Sad.
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    There are no words. Have they released this psychopath's name yet?

    The latest news reports say 50 dead reported by the police.

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    The shooter is not from the Orlando area, Mina said. He has been identified as Omar Saddiqui Mateen, 29, of Fort Pierce, about 120 miles southeast of Orlando, two law enforcement officials tell CNN.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CornFlakegrl View Post
    There are no words. Have they released this psychopath's name yet?
    Omar Mateen.
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    In-ffing-credible. So, NRA will put it away again as just a guy with mental problems and forget about the gun, as if he could have hated people to death by staring at them.
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    Wow, too much hate in this world. IMO, religion is the number one cause.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brookie View Post
    The story says 20 dead, not 50. I'm reading a lot of different numbers. Sad.
    No, MSNBC says 50. I changed the headline.


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    This is what happens when every mentally ill and/or hate-filled person can get their hands on as much firepower as they want. It is sickening and I am so sorry for these victims and their families.
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