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REPORT: FBI investigating possible radical Islamic 'leanings' of Orlando terrorist; Update: At least 50 now reported dead

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

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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.

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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:

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Prayers.

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

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Editor’s note: This post has been updated.

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