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Mass shooting in Orlando

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MissJM1 Sun 12-Jun-16 10:33:20

How sad. Inside a gay nightclub, they say there are hostages and the shooter could have an explosive


Gileswithachainsaw Sun 12-Jun-16 10:36:15

Oh god...

wishing all those trapped inside, a successful negotiate and safe release.

have many been hurt or killed? I really hope everyone's ok sad

Floggingmolly Sun 12-Jun-16 10:36:52

What a fucking world we live in sad

MissJM1 Sun 12-Jun-16 10:39:33

They think around 20 people have been shot

MissJM1 Sun 12-Jun-16 10:41:56

A bomb squad are on the scene. Shooter reportedly still inside the club. Multiple people injured

PacificDogwod Sun 12-Jun-16 10:43:09

Oh crap sad

Gileswithachainsaw Sun 12-Jun-16 10:47:57

20? sad

Wtf is wrong with people

they were just on a night out..

MissJM1 Sun 12-Jun-16 10:49:23

It comes just one day after a singer was shot dead after a gig in Orlando sad

MissJM1 Sun 12-Jun-16 10:53:22

Sky news showing live footage earlier, lots of police cars and you could hear gun shots in the background

MissJM1 Sun 12-Jun-16 10:57:12

Orlando police have just confirmed "mass casualty situation"

Gileswithachainsaw Sun 12-Jun-16 10:58:35


flowerscake fir all those waiting for news on their loved ones.

I hope this is quickly resolved and no one critically hurt. ..


MissJM1 Sun 12-Jun-16 10:58:54

Shooter has been confirmed dead

PacificDogwod Sun 12-Jun-16 10:59:15

Shooter is dead apparently.

ArgyMargy Sun 12-Jun-16 11:01:57

Some great stats on the BBC news website about gun violence in the US vs other countries, including an awesome graph comparing deaths by guns vs deaths by terrorism. When will they wake up to their idiotic obsession with guns?

Buggers Sun 12-Jun-16 11:04:18

That's so awful, why on earth are guns still legal over there when there's so much gun violencesad. Do they know who the shooter is yet?

MissJM1 Sun 12-Jun-16 11:06:51

Their obsession with guns is ridiculous

MissJM1 Sun 12-Jun-16 11:12:34

Somebody has posted a video it's on the bbc news site, gun shots heard "going back and forth" I'm assuming it's between the shooter and the police

Pagwatch Sun 12-Jun-16 11:18:47

this article is interesting about USA mass shootings

DoloresVanCartier Sun 12-Jun-16 11:21:01

This makes me so so sad. Why can't they just ban guns over there? I know they like to defend the second amendment or whatever it's called, but seriously, enough is enough!

MissJM1 Sun 12-Jun-16 11:34:46

According to Pags link there has been 161 mass shootings in the US so far this year (baring in mind it's only June)

What a sad and shocking statistic

MissJM1 Sun 12-Jun-16 11:39:06

372 mass shootings in the US in 2015. When will these people wake up??

PacificDogwod Sun 12-Jun-16 12:10:20

The statistics of children coming to harm or dying from the guns kept in their own houses is also shocking.

The 'Right To Bear Arms' is ingrained in the society, the constitution (well, an amendment anyway) and in the social fabric of the US. What I totally fail to see is why they cannot get a grip and tighten gun control?!
Fecking hideous. Just because every has the right to own a gun does not mean that they should. Or need to.

A friend of mine is going to Orlando this weekend. With her toddler. They are unlikely to frequent gay nightclubs, but these shootings can be so random, it is frightening.

EdithWeston Sun 12-Jun-16 12:42:22

BBC reporting that at least 20 people have died and at least 42 are injured.


Gileswithachainsaw Sun 12-Jun-16 12:48:38

Oh no sad

CordeliaFrost Sun 12-Jun-16 12:51:16

The county sheriff has said that this could be considered "a domestic terrorist type incident." All mass shootings are really, but it's rare to hear a law enforcement officer actual say as much.

The FBI have also said they're investigating it as an act of terrorism.

Absolutely heartbreaking.

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