12 Jun 2016

Deadliest Mass Shooting In U.S History: 50 Shot Dead, 53 Injured In Gay Nightclub Shooting In Orlando


50 people have been killed on Sunday morning, including the assailant, and at least 53 injured in an attack inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, US. The shooter, who was armed with assault-type rifle, handgun and some type of other device, died in a shootout with the police force. US news networks have identified the gunman as a New York-born resident of Florida, Omar Saddiqui Mateen, 29.

Before Sunday, the deadliest shootings in U.S. history were at Virginia Tech in 2007 and Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, with 32 and 27 killed.

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