50 dead in Florida gay nightclub shooting; Officials say attack is worst mass shooting in U.S. history

June 12, 2016 3:22 PM

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside a crowded Florida nightclub early Sunday, killing at least 50 people in the worst mass shooting in American history before dying in a gunfight with SWAT officers, police said.

At least 53 other people were hospitalized, most in critical condition, officials said.

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