20 Killed 40 Wounded at Orlando Night Club Attack

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  1. Pathfinder

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    A gunman who federal authorities say had possible ties to terrorism opened fire early Sunday morning at a packed Florida nightclub, killing approximately 20 people and wounding scores more in a bloody scene that ended hours later when police stormed the building and killed the suspect.

    The shooting in Orlando at Pulse, which bills itself as "the hottest gay bar" in the city and was packed with more than 300 people, was reported minutes after 2 a.m. Sunday. In addition to those killed inside the club, at least 42 people were taken to area hospitals. Dozens of party-goers remained hostages in the club for several hours after the initial shooting, prompting SWAT teams to pour inside. Shortly after 6 a.m. local time, Orlando police tweeted that the gunman had been killed.

    The gunman, whose identity was not immediately released, “may have leanings” toward radical Islam, FBI Special Agent in Charge Ron Harper said when asked by Fox News whether the suspect had ties to Jihadist terror groups. Harper said the investigation is looking into possible threats made previously by the suspect in connection to radical Islam groups. He said the agency is still investigating and has yet to confirm any role a terror group may have played in the mass shooting.

    “There are allegations the individual made threats in the past to having ties to terrorist organizations,” Harper told Fox News.

    "At this time we're looking at all angles right now," Harper said. "We do have suggestions that that individual may have leanings toward [radical Islam], that particular ideology. But right now we can’t say definitively so we’re still running everything around.”

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/06/1...ople-have-been-shot-at-orlando-nightclub.html
     
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    Technofox That Norwegian girl Staff Member Ret. Military Developer

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    50 dead. 50 wounded:(.

    One officer was also injured:



    His helmet saved his life.
     
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    Man with weapons and explosives 'wanted to harm' L.A. gay pride parade, chief says

    Authorities in Santa Monica found possible explosives as well as a cache of weapons and ammunition Sunday in the car of a man who told them he planned to look for a friend at the L.A. Pride festival in West Hollywood, a law enforcement source said.

    Santa Monica Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks said on Twitter that the suspect told one of her officers that he “wanting to harm Gay Pride event” after he was arrested. But she did not provide any details, and officials said they are still trying to sort out his motives.

    Seabrooks also identified him as James Howell of Indiana.

    Federal and local law enforcement decided against canceling the annual parade, which went forward Sunday morning under tightened security. Investigators are now trying to piece together what happened but said they don’t believe there is any connection between the incident and the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., that killed at least 50 people overnight.

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-gay-pride-la-weapons-20160612-snap-story.html
     
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    May they rest in peace.
     
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