Terror At Orlando Night Club Leaves 50 Dead, 53 Injured

The shooting began around 2 am. It led to a hostage situation and police eventually raided the night club around 5 am, killing the gunman.

I don’t enjoy writing these blogs. I hate it. As the news guy, my goal in covering these is to find and consolidate all important and interesting information and organize it into one blog. I’m not there. Riggs isn’t on the ground interviewing nightclub goers. But I’ll be scouring the internet to find, organize and publish the details related to the incident that you need to see. And I’ll offer — where I can and see necessary — my short commentary on what happened.

Last Update 12:40 PM

Per usual, this terror event is proving that good ALWAYS outweighs evil. That for every one evil scumbag seeking to harm others, there are literally thousands seeking to enact the opposite effect. Just hours after this ordeal took place, hundreds and hundreds of locals have lined up to give blood.

If you’re in the area, here’s where you can go to help.

11:23 AM Update

For comparison, 32 were killed at the mass-shooting at Virginia Tech in 2007, 27 at Sandy Hook in 2012, 14 at San Bernardino in December, 13 at Columbine in 1999, 12 at the Aurora movie theater in 2012.

89 people were killed at the Bataclan theatre in Paris on November 13th, part of 130 killed in the city’s numerous attacks that night.

The Orlando news as it has broken:

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Some video footage from the scene:

Some chilling insight from a likely victim:

And Arnie and Winnie are on lockdown:

Make no mistake, anyone who storms into a nightclub and starts shooting at folks who are simply enjoying a good time and tossing back a few drinks is a complete and total cowardice piece of shit. He might be called a religious jihadi. He might be called mentally ill. He might be called a lot of things — he is a COMPLETE and TOTAL coward, scumbag, piece of shit.