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    Default Mass shootings at gay nightclub in Florida

    Reports are coming in of mass shootings at a gay night club in Florida. It's understood that one or more gunmen entered the premises, Pulse nightclub in Orlando shooting several dozen.

    Some reports say that the gunman or gunmen are still on the premises and have taken hostages.

    Police are reporting multiple casualties.

    From the BBC:

    One man who says he was inside the club at the time and posted videos of the scene, said on his Facebook page that shots had been fired inside the club and people were "screaming that people are dead".
    "Multiple injuries" in Orlando nightclub shooting - RTÉ News

    Mass Shooting At Gay Nightclub In Orlando

    Florida Pulse gay nightclub attacked in Orlando - BBC News

    EDIT at 15:36 GMT

    Orlando Mayor: 50 dead, more than 50 injured in mass shooting at nightclub
    Last edited by Oscurito; 12th June 2016 at 04:36 PM. Reason: Update on death toll.

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    Police news conference at 9.30 GMT according to Fox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dame_Enda View Post
    Police news conference at 9.30 GMT according to Fox.
    The #PrayForOrlando tag is up and running on Twitter.

    I'm not sure if it's appropriate to raise here what is being said but a name, photo and political tendency are already being linked with this crime.

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    Over 20 people shot and hostages taken according to reports on twitter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscurito View Post
    The #PrayForOrlando tag is up and running on Twitter.

    I'm not sure if it's appropriate to raise here what is being said but a name and political tendency is already being linked with this crime.
    Unless you have more than the usual twitter type idiots, best not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscurito View Post
    The #PrayForOrlando tag is up and running on Twitter.

    I'm not sure if it's appropriate to raise here what is being said but a name, photo and political tendency are already being linked with this crime.
    Why not?

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    Edit. This may be happening again. If hes innocent I have been stumped by it and apologise.
    Last edited by Dame_Enda; 12th June 2016 at 10:38 AM.
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    Dear God... all we can do is wait and hope things turn out for the best.
    Brexit? Never heard of it mate...

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    Default Gay Nightclub Pulse under attack in Florida. -

    Breaking News:

    A shooting has been reported at a nightclub in the Florida city of Orlando, and the attacker is said to have taken hostages.
    The incident happened at the Pulse Club, a gay nightclub in the city.

    It posted on its Facebook page: "Everyone get out of pulse and keep running".

    Video footage being shared on social media showed wounded people being treated at the scene.
    No official details of the incident have yet been given.

    One man who says he was inside the club at the time and posted videos of the scene, said on his Facebook page that shots had been fired inside the club and people were "screaming that people are dead".
    "They are just pulling people out in stretchers loading them up," Anthony Torres wrote.
    Local TV reporter Stewart Moore tweeted that he had been told by a source that more than 20 people had been shot.
    He said the attacker was still inside the nightclub with hostages, and was feared to be wearing a bomb.

    Link: Florida Pulse gay club attacked in Orlando - multiple injuries - BBC News


    Twitter:

    Orlando Police ‏@OrlandoPolice 24m24 minutes ago
    Shooting at Pulse Nightclub on S Orange. Multiple injuries. Stay away from area.


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    http://www.politics.ie/newthread.php?do=newthread&f=26



    More #Orlando #Breaking - multiple area agencies responding. Man remains barricaded inside nightclub with

    hostages
    Link:

    https://twitter.com/Stewartmoore


    Sky News Report

    The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News


    More to follow
    Last edited by petaljam; 12th June 2016 at 11:34 AM. Reason: Thread merged

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    Quote Originally Posted by gijoe View Post
    Why not?
    Because it might not be true. Any nutter can post something on social media.

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