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Coverage: Orlando nightclub shooting

A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun took hostages and opened fire inside a crowded Florida nightclub on June 12, 2016, killing 49 people and wounding 53 others before dying in a gunfight with SWAT officers.

  • 'Multiple people screaming': Orlando nightclub 911 transcripts paint chaotic picture

    'Multiple people screaming': Orlando nightclub 911 transcripts paint chaotic picture

    Police dispatchers heard repeated gunfire, screaming and moaning from patrons of the Pulse nightclub who called to report that gunman Omar Mateen was opening fire inside the club, according to written logs released Tuesday. The first call of "shots fired" came in at 2:02 a.m. and the caller reported...

  • Department of Justice asks to move public records case of Orlando 911 calls to federal court

    Department of Justice asks to move public records case of Orlando 911 calls to federal court

    Lawyers for news media organizations and attorneys for the city of Orlando and the U.S. Department of Justice are fighting over which court should determine whether 911 tapes from the Pulse nightclub shootings can be made public. A hearing scheduled Tuesday in a Florida court was abruptly canceled...

  • Transcript of some 911 calls with Orlando shooter to be released

    Transcript of some 911 calls with Orlando shooter to be released

    U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Sunday that the FBI will release a partial transcript of the conversations between the gunman within the Pulse gay nightclub and Orlando police negotiators. Meanwhile, Orlando residents paused throughout the day — at a bar in the early morning hours, at...

  • For builder of Orlando's 49 memorial crosses, his craft is a familiar one

    For builder of Orlando's 49 memorial crosses, his craft is a familiar one

    A long line of crosses became small windows into 49 lives lost. Puerto Rican flags flapped from nearly half, representing the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting a week ago Sunday who had ties to the island, a U.S. commonwealth. Portraits taped to the front of each white cross showed the victims...

  • As Orlando funerals wrap up, survivors worry about future

    As Orlando funerals wrap up, survivors worry about future

    A week has passed since the Orlando nightclub shooting that killed 49 club patrons and the funeral processions are wrapping up, but survivors and victims' families say they realize the nightmare will live on long after the world's attention fades. Jeannette McCoy made it out of the Pulse nightclub...

  • Man hit in back in Orlando shooting played dead to survive: 'The amount of pain was unbearable'

    Man hit in back in Orlando shooting played dead to survive: 'The amount of pain was unbearable'

    Felipe Marrero wakes up in his hospital bed at night still thinking he smells gunpowder, nearly a week after the shooting rampage at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. It's just one of the ways the 30-year-old has suffered after being shot four times in his back and left arm during the attack last...

  • Orlando United: Shared grief, loss brings a city together

    Orlando United: Shared grief, loss brings a city together

    "Orlando Strong" banners hung from porches and bridges, hotel workers wore purple T-shirts with "Orlando United" on them and shock gave way to grief in this tourist city as more families buried their loved ones Friday. Some longtime residents say they have been moved by how the nightclub massacre...

  • Records: Orlando gunman talked about violence in 3rd grade

    Records: Orlando gunman talked about violence in 3rd grade

    As early as third grade, the Florida nightclub shooter talked frequently about sex and violence and before finishing high school was suspended for a total of 48 days, including for fighting and hurting classmates, school records showed. In the years since, other people reported having disturbing...

  • Orlando gunman apparently searched Facebook during attack

    Orlando gunman apparently searched Facebook during attack

    While his victims texted heartbreaking last words to loved ones from the blood-drenched bathrooms, Omar Mateen apparently went on Facebook to measure the shockwaves his attack on a gay nightclub was generating. He searched for the terms "Pulse Orlando" and "Shooting," according to a letter released...

  • Obama embraces Orlando families, appeals for gun controls

    Obama embraces Orlando families, appeals for gun controls

    Embracing grieving Orlando families and appealing anew for national action, President Barack Obama claimed a threat to all Americans' security Thursday as a strong reason to tighten U.S. gun laws. Counterterror campaigns overseas, he declared, can never prevent all "lone wolf" attacks like the...

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