Tag: Orlando

5 Dead At Orlando Workplace Shooting

Four victims and a suspect were all killed during a shooting in Orlando, Florida early Monday at a business headquarters where a gunman is said to have opened fire. Orange Country Sheriff’s officials are investigating at the site. Police indicated there was no longer an active shooter at the scene, reported to be at Fiamma…

Orlando Hospitals Won’t Bill Pulse Shooting Victims


The Florida emergency facilities that treated the victims of the Pulse gay nightclub massacre in Orlando this summer will not bill the patients involved in the horrific event. The companies, Orlando Health and Florida Hospital, announced Wednesday they will instead write off at least $5.5 million in care. On June 12, 49 people were killed…

Omar Mateen’s ‘Ex-Lover’ Says Gunman Wanted Revenge

A man identified only as “Miguel” claimed in an interview Tuesday he was Omar Mateen’s lover for two months, and that the gunman in the deadly Orlando shooting “had rage” against Puerto Ricans. In an interview with Noticias Univision, the man told the Spanish-language newscast he had been questioned by the FBI, and gave agents…

Omar Mateen & Wife Texted During Shooting [VIDEO]

Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen and his wife, Noor Salman, reportedly exchanged text messages during his murderous rampage in Orlando early Sunday morning. Mateen’s mother allegedly called Salman around 2 a.m. to ask if she knew where Mateen was. Salman reportedly texted her husband: “Where are you?” He responded, “Do you see what’s happening?” His…

Obama, Biden To Visit Orlando Today [VIDEO]

President Obama and Vice President Biden travel to Orlando Thursday to meet with the families of victims of the shooting attack that killed 49 people and wounded 53 more — and the medial professionals who tried to save them. Obama will use the visit “to make clear that the country stands with the people of…

Orlando Gunman Mateen Pledged to ISIS on FB

According to a letter sent to Facebook on Wednesday by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), Orlando shooter Omar Mateen posted Facebook messages pledging allegiance to the leader of ISIS. Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, wrote that Mateen vowed there would be more attacks on the U.S. The letter asks for Facebook’s help in…

‘I’m the Shooter’: Mateen Called TV Station During Attack

About 45 minutes after Omar Mateen began shooting up Pulse nightclub in Orlando early Sunday, a News 13 producer in the city received a phone call that he says was from the killer. Matthew Gentili said he answered one of the many phone calls coming in to ask about the shooting, but this one was…

Shooter’s Wife Tried To Talk Husband Out Of Attack

The wife of the Orlando terrorist knew about the attack, saying she tried to talk her husband out of committing the massacre. She was also with her husband when he bought the ammunition and holster for the attack. NBC NEWS: Wife of shooter, Noor Salman, says she took her husband to Pulse on a previous…

Club Goers Thought Omar Mateen Was Gay Used To Go Before Attack [VIDEO]

FBI officials told reporters they are investiga-ting whether Omar Mateen had previously visited Orlando’s gay nightclub Pulse—now the scene of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history—and if he communicated with its patrons on a gay dating app before early Sunday morning, when he shot more than 100 people in the establishment. At least four…

VIDEO Footage Shows Start of Orlando Shooting

A video obtained by Good Morning America purportedly captured the moment that shots rang out in gay Orlando nightclub Pulse early Sunday morning. The recording was allegedly provided by the brother of a witness. Forty-nine people were killed and 53 injured when a man attacked the club with an assault rifle. WATCH: Video captures first…

Killer ‘Cool and Calm’ While Negotiating from Pulse Bathroom

The first officer on the scene of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando was an extra-duty police officer who engaged in a gun battle with Omar Mateen and his AR-15 assault rifle, Orlando Police Chief John Mina said Monday morning. When more officers responded, Mateen eventually retreated to a bathroom, where he took about 30…

Omar Mateen ID’d as Orlando Mass Shooting Killer

Omar Mateen of Port Saint Luice, Florida has been identified as the gunman who killed 20 people at a Orlando nightclub, CBS News, the Washington Post, and NBC News report, citing law enforcement officials. Mateen is a U.S. citizen; his parents are from Afghanistan, CBS News reports. FBI Agent Ron Hopper told reporters Mateen may…

SeaWorld CEO to Step Down

Troubled theme park operator SeaWorld Entertainment Inc said Jim Atchison would step down as chief executive, and it would cut some jobs, sending the company’s shares up 2 percent in extended trading. SeaWorld did not say how many jobs it would cut, as part of its restructuring plan aimed at saving about $50 million by…

11 children, 1 adult injured in crash at Orlando child-care center

Eleven children and one adult were injured when a car crashed into a day care in Orlando, Fla., rescue officials said. All 12 victims were taken to area hospitals and a fire rescue spokesperson said some of the injuries are very serious. The crash reportedly happened after a Dodge Durango crashed into the car, forcing…