The Orlando SWAT team did a superb job dealing with this terrorist a**hole. This is by far the greatest casualty attack since 9/11. How is Obama going to respond to this?
The moment nine brave officers shot dead a suspected Islamic extremist wielding an assault rifle and a handgun in the midst of a killing spree has been captured on video.
A succession of gun shots can be heard in the video, taken by a witness from a rooftop opposite the club, as police engage in a shootout with the killer.
Experts praised Orlando police for their swift actions, which they say ‘most likely saved many lives’.
Speaking at a press conference Sunday, Orlando Police Chief John Mina said in future that the police will continue to use ‘extreme measures’.
The gunman opened fire on the dance floor inside Pulse nightclub, Orlando, at around 2 am leaving about 50 people dead and 53 others wounded, officials confirmed late Sunday morning.
The SWAT team made the decision to rescue the hostages at approximately 5 am, according to officials.
The nine hero officers used a ‘controlled explosion’ to distract the shooter before fatally shooting him and were able to rescue about 30 hostages who were hiding in the bathroom of the club.
The gunman had an assault rifle, handgun and ‘some kind of device on him’, say officials.
During the tense shoot-out a bullet struck an officer’s helmet, which Police Chief John Mina believes saved the officer’s life.