Mass shooting in Florida – level 3
This is the terrifying moment a gunman fired shots in a gay night club in Orlando, killing 49 people and leaving a further 53 injured. This amateur video was captured by David Ward,who lives across the street from Pulse Nightclub.
The gunman, Oman Mateen, opened fire in the early hours of Sunday morning in the deadliest mass shooting in recent US history.
He pledged allegiance to Islamic State while carrying out the attack. When interviewed, his father said that his son was not radicalised but indicated Mateen had strong anti-gay feelings. His ex-wife has described him as mentally unstable.
Omar Mateen was shot and killed by police who stormed the club after a three-hour siege.
Difficult words: amateur (a person who is not a professional), pledge allegiance (say that you are loyal to somebody or something), storm (attack quickly and strongly), siege (an operation when the police surround a building).
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