[Rushtalk] Possible Islamic Terror Attack in Orlando

John A. Quayle blueoval57 at verizon.net
Mon Jun 13 13:31:11 MDT 2016

At 12:15 PM 6/13/2016, Carl Spitzer wrote:
>Looks like Democrat associated groups are at odds, Mohammadans vs homos.

         Shooter was a registered Democrat, held 
a gun permit, worked for the federal government 
and declared allegiance to ISIS. Oh, the irony of it all!   -   jaq

>Police say 'around 20' killed in shooting at 
>Orlando nightclub, more than 40 taken to local hospitals
>Published June 12, 2016 
>June 12, 2016: Orlando Police officers direct family members aw
>  June 12, 2016: Orlando Police officers direct 
> family members away from a multiple shooting at 
> a nightclub in Orlando, Fla. (AP)
>BREAKING NEWS –  Authorities in Florida said at 
>a news conference Sunday morning that “as many 
>as 20 people died” in a shooting at an Orlando 
>nightclub. The gunman was killed.
>Orlando Police Chief John Mina said at least 42 
>people have been transported to area hospitals.
>The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said 
>officials are investigating the shooting as an 
>“act of terrorism,” but it was unclear whether 
>it was domestic or international terrorism, or if the shooter was a lone wolf.
>Mina said officers were called to Pulse Orlando, 
>a popular gay nightclub, at around 2 a.m. after 
>reports of a shooting. He said officers were 
>engaged in a gun battle outside the club before 
>the suspect went back into the building where 
>more shots were fired. He said the gunman then took several hostages.
>About three hours later, Mina said officials 
>made the decision to rescue the hostages in the 
>club. He said SWAT officers exchanged fire with the gunman and killed him.
>Mina said the suspect was found with some kind 
>of assault rifle on the suspect along with a 
>handgun and some kind of device on him. 
>Officials stopped short of saying it was a bomb 
>and were still investigating whether it was something real or a hoax device.
>Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer credited law 
>enforcement with saving more lives by their heroic efforts.
>“Many were saved by the heroic efforts of the 
>Orlando Police Department and Orange County Sheriff’s Office,” he said.
>Orlando Police said a controlled explosion did 
>take place, Mina said they used the sound as a diversion.
>Officials said the next update will take place 
>at 9 a.m. Police said local, state and federal agencies were investigating.
>Witnesses in the club reported mass chaos after 
>hearing several shots ring out inside the nightclub.
>Pulse Orlando posted on its own Facebook page 
>around 2 a.m.: "Everyone get out of pulse and 
>keep running." Just before 6 a.m., the club 
>posted an update: "As soon as we have any 
>information we will update everyone. Please keep 
>everyone in your prayers as we work through this 
>tragic event. Thank you for your thoughts and love."
>Mina Justice was outside the club early Sunday 
>trying to contact her 30-year-old son Eddie, who 
>texted her when the shooting happened and asked 
>her to call police. He told her he ran into a 
>bathroom with other club patrons to hide. He then texted her: "He's coming."
>"The next text said: 'He has us, and he's in 
>here with us,'" she said. "That was the last conversation."
>Jon Alamo said he was at the back of one of the 
>club's rooms when a man holding a weapon came into the front of the room.
>"I heard 20, 40, 50 shots," Alamo said. "The music stopped."
>Club-goer Rob Rick said it happened around, 2 a.m., just before closing time.
>"Everybody was drinking their last sip," he said.
>He estimated more than 100 people were still 
>inside when he heard shots, got on the ground 
>and crawled toward a DJ booth. A bouncer knocked 
>down a partition between the club area and an 
>area in the back where only workers are allowed. 
>People inside were able to then escape through the back of the club.
>Christopher Hansen said he was in the VIP lounge 
>when he started hearing gunshots. He continued 
>to hear shooting even after he emerged, where 
>police were telling people to back away from the 
>club. He saw injured people being tended to across the street.
>"I was thinking, are you kidding me? So I just 
>dropped down. I just said please, please, 
>please, I want to make it out," he said. "And 
>when I did, I saw people shot. I saw blood. You 
>hope and pray you don't get shot."
>The incident follows the fatal shooting late 
>Friday of 22-year-old singer Christina Grimmie, 
>who was killed after her concert in Orlando by a 
>27-year-old Florida man who later killed 
>himself. Grimmie was a YouTube sensation and former contestant on "The Voice."
>Police said there was no more threat to the area.
>The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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