UPDATE. The death toll has been revised to now at least 50 dead with 53 injured:

Original post:

Breaking news to report out of Florida where a gunman was shot and killed by police after entering the Pulse nightclub in Orlando but not before killing “approximately 20” and wounding a reported 42 more:

From Reuters:

A gunman shot dead about 20 people and injured 42 others in a crowded gay nightclub in Florida early on Sunday before being killed by police in what U.S. authorities described as a “domestic terrorism incident”.

A police officer working as a security guard inside the Pulse club exchanged fire with the suspect at about 2 a.m., police officials said. A hostage situation quickly developed before a squad of officers entered the club and shot dead the gunman. It was unclear when the victims were shot by the gunman.

Once police officer was shot in his Kevlar helmet during the police assault on the club:

According to authorities at a just concluded news conference, the FBI is treating the attack as an act of “domestic terrorism” and that the suspected maybe have “leanings” toward Islamic terrorism:


Update: CNN’s Jake Tapper identified the FBI agent who suggested the “leanings toward” radical Islam:


Editor’s note: This post has been updated.

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