In what Orlando police are calling “an act of terrorism,” a man walked into an Orlando gay club around 2 a.m. and started shooting. Authorities are saying at least 20 people are dead and at least 42 people were taken to area hospitals.
Police shot and killed the gunman. They said the man was not from Orlando, but have not publicly identified. He was carrying an assault-type rifle, a handgun and may have had an explosive device with him.
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