A single, well armed and well organized gunman, Omar Mateen, 29, carried out what police are calling a terrorist attack in a popular Orlando nightclub, Pulse, that caters to a gay clientele.
There was an Orlando police officer at the club when the shooter showed up, the officer immediately engaged him and was supported by two patrol officers who were in the vicinity.
The shooter, Omar Mateen, got into the club, started shooting and taking hostages. He was eventually killed by a the Orlando PD SWAT unit, one of their officers was wounded in the gun battle. The officer was saved by his kevlar helmet.
The FBI has confirmed that the attack is likely an Islamic terrorist attack.
No word on whether or how the White House will deflect blame away from Muslims.
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