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Orlando Nightclub Shooting: The Worst Mass Shooting In United States History

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The mass shooting that took place on June 12, 2016, in Pulse, a gay night club in Orlando Florida has since been labelled as terrorist attack. The incident, which has been classed as the deadliest mass shooting by a lone gunman resulted in the death of 50 persons, including the shooter. The gunman was apparently shot and killed by the Orlando police after three hours. A further 53 persons have been injured and hundreds traumatized. The shooting has been described as the deadliest act of violence against the LGBT community in the history of the United States, the biggest mass killing of LGBT people in the Western world since the Holocaust; and the deadliest act of terrorism in the United States since the attacks on September 11 2001.

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