Sunday, June 12, 2016

Terrorist Kills 50 At Gay Night Club

Early this morning, a terrorist killed 50 people and wounded more than 50 others at a gay night club in Orlando, Florida.  The death toll had been reported at 20, but was later upgraded.  The shooter reportedly wore a "device", possibly a suicide vest.  He was killed in a shootout with police, and identified as Omar Mateen, born in New York City in 1986 to parents from Afghanistan.

Read more at NBC News, CBS Miami, WHAS11, The Washington Post and the Daily Mail.

Heavy has compiled "5 fast facts" about the shooter.

UPDATE:  Some more information has come in:

From Gateway Pundit, this is not the first Islamic attack on gays in America.

From Twitchy, citing NBC News as their source, before the attack, the shooter swore allegiance to ISIS.

From Breitbart's Big Government, the night club was a gun-free zone under Florida law.

And from Recode, what lies ahead in the investigation.

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