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    Orlando Gay Nightclub Massacre (77)

    The Orlando municipal authorities published the names of seven identified victims of the deadly shooting at the city's Pulse gay nightclub, which had left at least 50 people dead on Sunday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On Sunday, US national Omar Mateen killed 50 people and injured 53 at Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando. The Orlando massacre has become the deadliest mass shooting in the history of the United States, surpassing the death toll from the 2007 incident at Virginia Tech, which claimed 32 lives.

    Edward Sotomayor Jr, 34, Stanley Almodovar III, 23, Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20, Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22, Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36, Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22, Luis S. Vielma, 22, are among the victims of the attack, according to the city of Orlando municipal portal.

    According the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), prior to the attack, Mateen phoned the 911 emergency service and expressed allegiance to the Daesh terrorist group, which is outlawed in Russia and the United States among other countries.

    US President Barack Obama on Sunday called the deadly shooting in Orlando an "act of terror, act of hate," though the FBI said it had no immediate proofs of any direct ties between Omar and any foreign extremist groups.

    Orlando Gay Nightclub Massacre (77)


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