first published on June 12, 2016 by Josh
In what is being called the deadliest single person rampage in the history of the United States, a man with ties to Islamic extremism attacked a prominent night club in Orlando Florida. Early Sunday morning, as the establishment was about to close, Omar Mateen, 29, of Fort Pierce, Florida opened fire on the people inside. He was described as using an “Assault style rifle,” as well as carrying a handgun and having some sort of device strapped to his body.
While the total number of casualties is unconfirmed at this time, it is believed that well over 50 people have been killed, with another 50+ individuals being injured.
The attack ended when a SWAT team stormed the building, and killed Mateen.