Mourning, missteps and acts of service abound after Orlando shooting

After a gunman opened fire on a gay nightclub in the Florida city, killing 50 people and wounding 53 more, politicians, celebrities and citizens turned to events and social media to react.

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In the early hours of Sunday morning, Omar Mateen opened fire inside Pulse, a gay club in Orlando. Fifty people were killed and 53 wounded.

The New York Times further explained:

Pulse, which calls itself “Orlando’s Latin Hotspot,” was holding its weekly “Upscale Latin Saturdays” party. The shooting began around 2 a.m., and some patrons thought at first that the booming reports they heard were firecrackers or part of the loud, thumping dance music.

Some people who were trapped inside hid where they could, calling 911 or posting messages to social media, pleading for help. The club posted a stark message on its Facebook page: “Everyone get out of pulse and keep running.”

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