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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.

  • Live updates: Mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando

    Live updates: Mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando

    Pulse nightclub in downtown Orlando was the scene of what authorities are calling an act of terrorism. Fifty people are dead and another 53 people were taken to local hospitals after a “lone wolf” gunman opened fire while more than 300 people were packed inside for Latin night early Sunday morning....

  • Shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando

    Shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando

  • Orlando's dark day: The shock set in early

    Orlando's dark day: The shock set in early

    Orlando TV stations started relaying the chaotic news early Sunday. If you were up at those hours, you'll never forget the terror and tears about what we would learn later was the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. There was the distraught mother who cried that she hadn't heard from her son at...

  • Deadliest mass shootings since 2012

    Deadliest mass shootings since 2012

    A gunman killed at least six people Saturday in what authorities said was a random shooting in the parking lots of a western Michigan apartment complex, car dealership and restaurant. Here's a look at some of the nation's deadliest rampages in recent years: June 12, 2016: A gunman wielding an assault-type...

  • Florida leaders, witnesses react to Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando

    Local leaders, witnesses react to Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando

    Reaction to the Orlando mass shootings came in Sunday from witnesses and political and community leaders. Here are some of the comments: "This is clearly an act of terror that happened in Orlando this morning.  It sickens me and makes me angry. Of course, this is a time of great tragedy, and in...

  • Blood banks at capacity, donors urged to return in coming days

    Blood banks at capacity, donors urged to return in coming days

    Overwhelmed by people wanting to donate blood to victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting, OneBlood asked donors to stop coming Sunday and schedule appointments over the next few days. "I've been here 13 years and never seen a response like this," said Pat Michaels, a spokesman for OneBlood, as...

  • Orlando nightclub shooting: Injuries severe, hospital official says

    Orlando nightclub shooting: Injuries severe, hospital official says

    Orlando Regional Medical Center admitted 44 patients after the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub, and an additional nine people were declared dead shortly after arriving at the hospital, said Dr. Michael Cheatham, chief surgical quality officer for ORMC. Doctors have operated on 26 victims so...

  • Facebook, other social media reactions to Orlando mass shooting

    Facebook, other social media reactions to Orlando mass shootings

    Orlando police have said at least 50 people are dead in a mass shooting that happened overnight at Pulse, a gay nightclub on South Orange Avenue. As news about the mass shooting spreads around the country, mourners have taken to social media to express their condolences. Facebook has opened a safety...

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