Sunday, June 12, 2016
"About 20 people were killed and at least 42 people were wounded when a gunman armed with an assault-style rifle, a handgun and possibly an explosive device opened fire inside a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., at about 2 a.m. on Sunday, Police Chief John Mina said.
The police classified the attack at the Pulse nightclub as a “terror incident.” Local and federal authorities were investigating, and the F.B.I. set up a hotline for tips.
The police and the federal authorities said they were pursuing several angles in the terrorism investigation, both overseas and in the United States.
The gunman, who was found dead inside the club and whose name had not been released, was not from the Orlando area and was organized and well-prepared, the police said.
It was one of the three deadliest mass shootings in United States history: 32 people were killed at Virginia Tech in 2007, and 26 died in Newtown, Conn., in 2012.
Shooting at Orlando Nightclub Kills About 20, Police Say - The New York Times