(AllHipHop News) More than 50 people are dead and 53 people have been injured in a rampage at a gay nightclub in Orlando.
Police say suspect Omar Mateen used an AR-15, a handgun and two suspicious devices to slaughter 50 people and injured 53 more during the shooting, which was also a hostage situation.
Over 300 people were inside of the Pulse nightclub for a Latin-themed party when Mateen stormed the club around 2:00 am, and began firing at the ceiling and then into the crowd.
According to reports last month, Omar Mateen was very upset after seeing two gay men kiss in front of his three-year old son in downtown Miami.
Omar Mateen’s father said his son was also incensed after Mateen and his young son witnessed men kissing in a bathroom in the city as well.
“We are dealing with something we never imagined. Since the last update, we have gotten better access to the building, cleared the building,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer.
“It is with great sadness I share that we have 50 casualties, in addition to the shooter,” Mayor Dyer said. “Because of the scale I have called Governor Scott to request a state of emergency and we are issuing a state of emergency in the City. This allows us to bring additions resources to support our efforts.”
Pulse shooting: In hail of gunfire in which suspect was killed, OPD officer was hit. Kevlar helmet saved his life. pic.twitter.com/MAb0jGi7r4
— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) June 12, 2016