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    Jermaine Towns, left, and Brandon Shuford wait down the street from a multiple shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, June 12, 2016

    Gunman Shoots 40 at Gay Nightclub in Florida, Assailant Wearing a Bomb

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    Orlando Gay Nightclub Massacre (77)

    At least 40 people were sent to hospitals after mass shooting at nightclub in Florida's city of Orlando, local media reported Sunday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) A mass shooting occurred at a nightclub in the United States, Florida, wounding an unidentified number of people, local police reported Sunday.

    "Shooting at Pulse Nightclub on S Orange. Multiple injuries. Stay away from area," the Orlando Police department said via Twitter.

    Earlier the gunman took hostages at the club. The police were deployed to the scene, and the injured were treated by paramedics at the scene.

    Orlando Gay Nightclub Massacre (77)


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