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Coverage: Orlando nightclub shooting

A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun took hostages and opened fire inside a crowded Florida nightclub on June 12, 2016, killing 49 people and wounding 53 others before dying in a gunfight with SWAT officers.

  • Orlando gunman used gay dating app, visited LGBT nightclub on other occasions, witnesses say

    Orlando gunman used gay dating app, visited LGBT nightclub on other occasions, witnesses say

    The gunman who attacked a Florida LGBT nightclub had attended the club before the attack and had used a gay dating and chat app, witnesses said. Kevin West, a regular at Pulse nightclub, said Omar Mateen messaged him on and off for a year before the shooting using the gay chat and dating app Jack’d....

  • Investigators look at possible Disney trip by Orlando shooter

    Investigators look at possible Disney trip by Orlando shooter

    The FBI is seeking to determine whether Omar Mateen, the man who killed dozens of people in an Orlando nightclub shooting, scouted out other gay venues or other potential targets — including properties associated with Walt Disney World, according to a senior U.S. law enforcement official briefed...

  • Chicago mulls security changes to LGBT Pride events after Orlando massacre

    Chicago mulls security changes to LGBT Pride events after Orlando massacre

    Chicago officials are evaluating security changes to LGBT Pride events this month in the wake of Sunday's mass shooting at a popular gay bar in Orlando, Fla. Office of Emergency Management and Communications leaders and Chicago police command staff will be meeting internally, and with event organizers...

  • Trump and Clinton and their very different responses to the Orlando shootings

    Trump and Clinton and their very different responses to the Orlando shootings

    Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump's first tweet Sunday morning was a fairly measured comment about the deadly mass shooting in an Orlando gay nightclub. "Really bad shooting in Orlando. Police investigating possible terrorism. Many people dead and wounded." His second tweet, an hour and a half...

  • Orlando nightclub shooter described as a body builder, security guard

    Orlando nightclub shooter described as a body builder, security guard

    He was a body builder and a security guard, a religious man who attended the local mosque and wanted to become a police officer. Early Sunday, 29-year-old Omar Mateen opened fire at a gay nightclub in Orlando. Police said 49 victims died and 53 were wounded. Mateen also was killed. Mateen was the...

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