Post Tagged with: "Orlando"

‘Multiple fatalities’ in Florida mass shooting: Sheriff

June 5, 2017 10:30 pm
‘Multiple fatalities’ in Florida mass shooting: Sheriff

Officers gather in an industrial district of suburban Orlando, Florida, June 5, 2017, after multiple fatalities were reported. (WFTV photo) Multiple people have been killed in a workplace shooting in Orlando, Florida, law enforcement authorities said. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said that the “situation” has been contained, indicating that […]

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Orlando gunman Omar Mateen’s wife breaks silence – ‘I was unaware’

November 2, 2016 4:30 am
Orlando gunman Omar Mateen’s wife breaks silence – ‘I was unaware’

In this June file photo, law enforcement officials work at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Photo / AP The wife of Orlando massacre gunman Omar Mateen has broken her silence, telling the New York Times “I was unaware”. Noor Salman told the newspaper that the massacre at the Pulse gay […]

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Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida’s biggest secrets on Cinderella Castle

October 23, 2016 8:30 am
Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida’s biggest secrets on Cinderella Castle

Disney World Florida has been celebrating its 45th anniversary this month – but there are still so many things we don’t know about the iconic theme park. Photo / Getty Images The early 1970s saw some of the greatest pop-culture moments of the century – including the opening of Walt […]

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Orlando hospitals won’t bill nightclub shooting victims

August 26, 2016 4:30 am
Orlando hospitals won’t bill nightclub shooting victims

Rainbow decals are in many storefronts along Park Avenue in Winter Park, Florida. Photo / AP The Orlando hospitals that treated dozens of people injured in the Pulse nightclub massacre are not billing survivors for out-of-pocket medical expenses. News outlets report Orlando Regional Medical Center, which treated most of the […]

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Orlando shooting :’They took too damn long’: Inside the police response

August 2, 2016 10:00 am
Orlando shooting :’They took too damn long’: Inside the police response

When Omar Mateen finished pumping bullets into dozens of people sprawled on the dance floor inside Pulse nightclub on June 12, he walked toward the bathrooms where many patrons had hidden. It was just minutes after the Orlando police were called about the gunfire, and law-enforcement officers began descending on […]

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Omar Mateen’s ‘gay lover’ claims Orlando shooting was revenge against HIV-positive partner

June 23, 2016 12:39 pm
Omar Mateen’s ‘gay lover’ claims Orlando shooting was revenge against HIV-positive partner

A man who says he was Omar Mateen’s lover has claimed the mass murderer acted out of revenge after finding out one of his partners was HIV positive. Mateen, 29, shot dead 49 people at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Florida, on June 12 in America’s worst mass shooting. In […]

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Police told not to pursue Orlando shooter Omar Mateen for ’15 or 20 minutes – could’ve been longer’ until SWAT arrived

June 22, 2016 1:00 pm
Police told not to pursue Orlando shooter Omar Mateen for ’15 or 20 minutes – could’ve been longer’ until SWAT arrived

FBI agents investigate near the damaged rear wall of the Pulse Nightclub where Omar Mateen allegedly killed 49 people. Photo / Getty Images After an initial burst of fire between Omar Mateen and a security guard at the Pulse nightclub, a group of five to six police officers arrived on […]

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Orlando gunman Omar Mateen told police he is an Islamic soldier

June 21, 2016 1:00 am
Orlando gunman Omar Mateen told police he is an Islamic soldier

Orlando gunman Omar Mateen identified himself as an Islamic soldier in calls with authorities during his rampage and demanded to a crisis negotiator that the US “stop bombing Syria and Iraq,” according to transcripts released by the FBI on Monday. The partial transcripts were of a 911 call made by […]

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Omar Mateen US Orlando gay nightclub shooting rampage in Florida

June 20, 2016 11:00 am
Omar Mateen US Orlando gay nightclub shooting rampage in Florida

A little more than a week after the shooting rampage at Pulse, an Orlando nightclub, key details remain unknown about what exactly happened during the violent episode and the hostage standoff that followed. Even as investigators try to determine what may have motivated the attack that left 49 people dead […]

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Orlando gunman Omar Mateen transcripts of three phone calls to be released

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Orlando gunman Omar Mateen transcripts of three phone calls to be released

Omar Mateen. Photo / AP US officials are planning to release partial transcripts of three phone conversations the Orlando gunman had with police as the massacre, in which he killed 49 people in a Florida gay nightclub, unfolded. Attorney General Loretta Lynch told CNN the Orlando shooting incident was “an […]

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