Sunday, June 12, 2016

picture of Orlando gunman who killed 50 people after storming inside gay nightclub

Omar Mateen
Omar Mateen

This is the first picture of a gunman who killed 50 people after storming into a gay nightclub in Florida.
Omar Mateen stormed into the Pulse Club in Orlando, Florida, at about 2am local time today.
He then began shooting at the crowd, killing about 50 people and injuring 53.
Mateen was 29 and was a US citizen who lived in Port St. Lucie.
It is believed he was not on a terrorism watchlist. Police have been investigating possible links to Islamist extremism.
However, it is thought he was being investigated over an unrelated crime.

Omar Mateen
Omar Mateen

An ISIS twitter account showed a number of pictures of gay men being killed by the terror group.
They also used a hashtag with the word Pulse.
The terror group also said it would “slay everyone of you o disbeliever."
A shooting inside a gay nightclub in the Florida city of Orlando has caused mass casualties
Clubbers are seen leaving the nightclub in a state of shock
Local TV helicopter images of the Pulse gay club shooting
Witnesses described seeing blood everywhere
The shooting happened at the Pulse Club in Orlando causing people to flee in terror.
Eyewitnesses say the attacker stormed the club before shooting at the crowd.
Police have described it as an act of "domestic terrorism" and said it was carefully planned.
The attacker took hostages forcing SWAT teams to enter the club. In total about 20 people have been killed and 42 injured.
The scene outside the club where a number of people were shot
Mass shooting and hostage situation at Gay Night club In Orlando
A bomb squad unit was also called to the club following the incident shortly after 2am local time
Ricardo Negron Almodovar was in the club. He wrote on Facebook: "I was there.
"Shooter opened fire @ around 2:00am. People on the dance floor and bar got down on the floor and some of us who were near the bar and back exit managed to go out through the outdoor area and just ran.
EPAUnivision Florida Central showing a view of the general scene following a shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando
Clubbers can be seen splatted with blood
"I am safely home and hoping everyone gets home safely as well :( ."
Eyewitness Rosie Feba was in the club with her girlfriend.
She described the moment the shooting happened and said as she ran out of the club she saw a man who had been shot.
Google StreetviewPulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, where a shooting took place
This picture shows Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida
Speaking to the Orlando Sentinal, she said: "Everyone was getting on the floor.
I told her [girlfriend] I didn't think it was real, I thought it was just part of the music, until I saw fire coming out of his gun."
Youtube/MrOutofcontrolvideosA man crouches as shots fired at Pure nightclub in Orlando, Florida
Youtube/MrOutofcontrolvideosShots fired at Pure nightclub in Orlando, Florida
Police cars can be seen outside the club
Erickson Robledo said on Facebook: "My friend is there. He almost got shot.
"He is ok. But he just told me that there could be over 20 dead people. He even help people to get out while they were bleeding."
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‏@william_negronShooting at Night club in Orlando Florida
Emergency services can be seen on the scene at the club