Miami, June 12: A shooting erupted at a nightclub in downtown Orlando, Florida early today, leaving “multiple injuries,” police said. The attacker has reportedly taken hostages. Florida Police has described it as an “active shooting” with more number of security personnel reaching the spot to control the situation. As of now, no casualties has been reported. However, a number of people have been shot dead. According to one of the survivors, Juan Rivera, at least dozens were shot dead inside the club. “Never seen so many dead bodies on the floor, God is good that my friends and I didn’t get shot,” he was quoted as saying by Russia Today. Also Read - US: 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Off Alaska Coast Triggering Tsunami Warning
“There are injuries. I am not sure if there are any deceased at this time,” a police dispatcher told AFP, describing it as an ongoing operation. “Officers are going in to search the building and to get people out,” the dispatcher added. Also Read - Amid India-China Standoff, Army Buys High-Altitude Warfare Gears From US on 'Urgent Basis': Report
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The shooting occurred at the Pulse nightclub, police confirmed. “Multiple injuries. Stay away from the area,” the police department posted on their official Twitter account.
Users who escaped from the Pulse nightclub have uploaded videos on Twitter. They have confirmed that the shooting was going on. Passerbys also claimed that they heard shooting sound.