Video shot in the immediate aftermath of a deadly attack on a packed gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida shows desperate scenes outside the club. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
EDITORS PLEASE NOTE VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC VIDEO ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) A man armed with an assault rifle killed 50 people at a packed gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida on Sunday in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, which President Barack Obama described as an act of terror and hate. Video shot by Steven Fernandez captured the immediate aftermath outside the club - wounded on the ground, others caked in blood being carried away as first responders rushed to the scene. Police killed the shooter, who was identified as Omar Mateen, 29, a Florida resident and U.S. citizen who was the son of immigrants from Afghanistan. Mateen called 911 on Sunday morning and made comments saying he supported the Islamic State militant group, officials said. U.S. officials cautioned, however, that they had no conclusive evidence of any direct connection with Islamic State or any other foreign extremist group. U.S. officials have reached no definitive judgment on the killer's precise motives, Obama added. Fifty-three people were wounded in the rampage. It was the deadliest single U.S. mass shooting incident, eclipsing the 2007 massacre of 32 people at Virginia Tech university.