A hail of gunfire as swat teams storm a Florida nightclub. A lone gunman inside on a shooting spree.
When it was over, 49 victims lay dead and another 53 wounded. The question is why?
It’s the deadliest mass shooting in United States history. Against the backdrop of music and dancing inside a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida eyewitnesses offered a chilling tale. A gunman, later identified as 29 year old Omar Mateen, armed with an assault rifle, began randomly shooting.
During a three hour standoff with police he called 911, calmly pledging his allegiance to Islamic State. In the end, fearing Mateen, was also armed with explosives, police stormed the building, freeing hostages and killing the suspect.
CCTV America’s Sean Callebs reports. Follow Sean Callebs on Twitter @seancctv
For more on the shooting in Orlando:
- Haroon Siddiqui, author of “Being Muslim”
- Richard Fowler, political activist and radio talk show host
- Kevin Naff, co-owner and editor of The Washington Blade, a leading LGBT community news publication.