Tag Archives: Pulse Nightclub

MOTHER’S REQUEST: Young Orlando Couple Hoped To Marry One Day, Now They Will Have A Joint Funeral

TIME reports: A couple who was deeply in love when they were killed during a gunman’s shooting rampage inside an Orlando nightclub will have a joint funeral service, their families said Monday. Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22, and his 32-year-old boyfriend, Christopher “Drew” Leinonen, were among the 49 people who lost their lives Sunday in the worst mass shooting in American ...

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BREAKING: Los Angeles Police Arrest Heavily Armed Man Who Planned To Attend Pride Parade

The Los Angeles Times reports: Authorities in Santa Monica found possible explosives as well as assault rifles and ammunition Sunday in the car of a man who told them he was in town for the L.A. Pride festival in West Hollywood, a law enforcement source said. Early Sunday, Santa Monica police received a call of a suspected prowler near Olympic ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Obama Speaks About Orlando Massacre

President Obama will be at the podium in the White House briefing room at 1:30PM Eastern to speak about the massacre in Orlando. Watch below.

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FBI: Killer Was Known As “Possible ISIS Sympathizer”

CNN reports: Omar Saddiqui Mateen was the gunman who opened fire at a gay nightclub in Orlando, killing at least 50 people, two law enforcement officials told CNN. The 29-year-old suspect was known to the FBI, the officials said — one of hundreds of people on the agency’s radar suspected of being ISIS sympathizers, according to two law enforcement officials. ...

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Mother Of Missing Son: I Left Him With “I Love You”

From ABC News: A mother who can’t get in touch with her son after the deadly shooting at an Orlando nightclub said she is waiting desperately for word. Christine Leinonen said she “just happened” to wake up at 3 a.m., about an hour after the shooting started at Pulse Orlando, a gay club. She saw her son Christopher’s friend post ...

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Donation Page Set Up For Orlando Massacre Victims

From the page: Equality Florida, the state’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization is collecting contributions via this GoFundMe page to support the victims of the horrific shooting at Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub. Please contribute and share this page. We are reeling from the tragic news that a gunman opened fire on the 2am capacity crowd at Pulse ...

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LGBT Groups React To Orlando Massacre

Equality Florida: We are reeling from the tragic news that a gunman opened fire on the 2am capacity crowd at Pulse leaving 20 people dead and 42 injured according to preliminary reports. We are heartbroken and angry that senseless violence has once again destroyed lives in our state and in our country. Gay clubs hold a significant place in LGBTQ ...

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Orlando Killer’s Father Denies Connection To Religion: My Son Was Angry Because He Saw Two Men Kissing

From NBC News: Law enforcement sources told NBC News that Mateen was born in New York in 1986 and was listed as living at a residence in Port St. Lucie, about 125 miles south of Orlando. The incident is being investigated as an act of terrorism, officials said. Mir Seddique, Mateen’s father told NBC News, “this has nothing to do ...

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Orlando Mayor Raises Death Toll To 50, Now The Deadliest Mass Shooting In United States History

Moments ago Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer raised the death toll to 50. Dyer added that another 52 nightclub patrons remain hospitalized. The increased death toll means that the Pulse nightclub killings are now the deadliest mass shooting in United States history. Now eclipsed is the 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech in which 32 died. BREAKING: “There are 50 casualties” in ...

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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s Apparent Message To LGBT Community: You Deserved This For Mocking God

Republican Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who has tried to turn himself into a national political figure with his vicious responses to the transgender rights issue, wasted no time this morning in delivering an apparent message to the LGBT community.

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Clinton And Trump React To Orlando Shootings

The “H” on Hillary Clinton’s tweet indicates that she wrote it herself.

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Obama Briefed On Orlando Gay Nightclub Shootings

Via White House press release: The President was briefed this morning by Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, on the tragic shooting in Orlando, Florida. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of the victims. The President asked to receive regular updates as the FBI, and other federal officials, work with ...

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