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Orlando Grieves After Deadly Attack on Gay Club

49 people were killed in the rampage at Pulse in Orlando, Florida

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    People in Orlando, Florida, are grieving after the deadliest shooting in U.S. history shook the city. (Published Sunday, June 12, 2016)

    People in Orlando, Florida, are grieving after the deadliest shooting in U.S. history shook the city.

    Sunday night, it was eerily quiet blocks from Pulse, the gay club where 50 people were killed and 53 were injured around 2 a.m.

    The president and others are calling it an act of terror.

    There was a hostage situation before police shot and killed the gunman, Omar Mateen.

    "He wasn't stopping, he just kept on shooting and shooting and shooting and just walking around," said witness Janiel Gonzalez.

    Mateen, a U.S. citizen who grew up in New York, pledged his allegiance to ISIS and referenced the Boston Marathon bombers, according to Massachusetts State Police.

    Investigators say he used an assault rifle to commit the killings.

    Many people went to the scene Sunday night, holding signs and candles.

    One woman was still waiting to to hear whether her friends are alive.

    "I wish there was a way to stop it," said Xiomara Rodriguez.

    Necn's Jeff Saperstone is also in Orlando to report on this developing story. Tune in for live coverage.


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