Orlando, Florida was just reeling from a fatal murder-suicide yesterday of a 22-year old former “The Voice” contestant. Today, around two o’clock in the morning, Pulse Nightclub – a club where Roxxy Andrews of RuPaul’s Drag Race and other Drag Race cast members performs on gigs – was struck by tragedy when a lone gunman started shooting people and held several hostages. Multiple casualties and injuries have been reported. The gunman has been fatally shot by police during the exchange of gunfire.
Twitter user, Joel Franco, posted a video of the incident. You can hear explosions. And from the Associate Press’ report, seems to be controlled explosions not gunfire.
Video of shots being fired outside of Pulse night club in #Orlando
A gunman opened fire at a crowded, well-known central Florida nightclub, and multiple people have been wounded, police said Sunday.
The shooter inside the club is dead, Orlando Police said on the department’s official Twitter page. It was not immediately clear how the shooter died, or how many people were wounded in the shooting. Police described it as a “mass casualty situation.” –AP/Mike Shneider
UPDATE 2016-Jun-12 10:50AM:
Orlando Police has reported that 50 people have died (including the gunman) and 53 injured from this senseless act of violence. AP
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Names of victims released by City of Orlando.