2016 Orlando nightclub shooting. The incident is the deadliest mass shooting and the deadliest attack on LGBT people in United States history; and it is the deadliest attack in the U.S. since the September 11, 2001 attacks.
A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun took hostages and opened fire inside a crowded Florida nightclub, killing 50 people and wounding 53 others before dying in a gunfight with SWAT officers, police said Sunday.
Disturbing details are emerging about the father of the gunman responsible for Sunday's Islamic terrorist attack in Orlando. FATHER OF GUNMAN SAID ATTACK NOT RELATED TO RELIGION: After the gunman was identified, his father, Seddique Mir Mateen, told the news media that “this had nothing to do