The community is reacting to the mass shooting where police say at least 50 people were slain at an Orlando nightclub. The shooter was killed in a gunfight with police.
CBS News identified the shooter as Omar Mateen, a U.S. citizen from Port St. Lucie. Orlando police have not released the identity.
In addition to the slayings, at least 50 other victims were taken to area hospitals for medical treatment, police said. There were an estimated 320 people in the club when it opened Saturday night.
Deepest condolences to the victims and loved ones in the Pulse nightclub shooting. https://t.co/lAUyIGRRFq— Orange County Sheriff's Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) June 12, 2016
My prayers are with the victims’ families & all those affected by the shooting in Orlando. We will devote every resource available to assist— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) June 12, 2016
Our community experienced a horrific crime today. Our hearts & prayers are with the victims and their families.— Mayor Buddy Dyer (@orlandomayor) June 12, 2016
Despite the fact that tonight's crime will have a lasting effect, we are a strong community.— Mayor Buddy Dyer (@orlandomayor) June 12, 2016
The actions of the first responders and hospitals have saved many lives.— Mayor Buddy Dyer (@orlandomayor) June 12, 2016
We stand with the victims and families of this horrific crime that occurred this morning at Pulse nightclub.— Orange County FL (@OrangeCoFL) June 12, 2016
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends affected by this morning's tragedy in Orlando. pic.twitter.com/BGnyscrzI6— Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) June 12, 2016
Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and their families of the mass shooting that occurred in Orlando.— Winter Park Police (@WinterParkPD) June 12, 2016
As soon as we have any information we will update everyone. Please keep everyone in your prayers as we work... https://t.co/3EY0fQ926m— Pulse Orlando (@pulseorlando) June 12, 2016
God bless our city specially the families that have lost loved ones #PrayForOrlando— Kaka (@KAKA) June 12, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims and their families after this horrific event in the Orlando...Posted by Osceola County Professional Firefighters IAFF Local #3284 on Sunday, June 12, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their family & friends of the nightclub shooting. We stand ready to assist in any way we can.— Osceola Sheriff (@OsceolaSheriff) June 12, 2016
Our thoughts are with the victims, families and first responders affected by the Pulse Nightclub tragedy this morning.— Palm Bay PD (@PalmBayPD) June 12, 2016
Orlando P.D., Orange County S.O., and all the victims from the Pulse Nightclub shooting are in our thoughts today. #PrayersForOrlando— Melbourne Police (@MelbournePolice) June 12, 2016