Sunday morning’s massacre at a nightclub in Orlando has claimed the lives of 49 people, injured at least 53, and the shooter was killed as well making it the worst mass shooting in American history. Over 300 people were in the club and it was so dark that many were confused when they first started hearing the gunshots and thought it might be part of the music. All but one of the 49 victims has been identified according to Q13. The number of victims was revised down to 49 from 50 as an earlier toll from officials had included the gunman. The shooter was born in New York, lived here his whole life and his parents are from Afghanistan. Police say he called 911 during the attack to pledge his allegiance to ISIS and he’s actually been on the FBI’s watch list for several years, but the FBI cleared him in 2014 and decided he wasn’t a threat.
Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole said her department is stepping up patrols in the wake of the Orlando tragedy. The police presence will translate into multiple neighborhoods especially around Capital Hill in the coming days as well as at upcoming Seattle Pride events this month. Seattle Pride’s vice president says organizers plan to move forward with the Seattle Pride Parade and other events but he says the attack will likely change the tone of events. He also says they’ll work with Seattle police on this year’s security plans.
If you want to help out, there’s a GoFundMe page for the victims and their families.
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The annual Tony Awards went down last night, and host James Corden began the show with a tribute to the Orlando shooting victims.
“Hamilton” set the record for most Tony nominations with 16, but took him 11 last night…meaning that it just missed tying the record for most Tony wins. However, it was Lin-Manuel Miranda’s words that will never be forgotten. The Hamilton playwright picked up his second Tony for best original score and he shared a touching sonnet with the audience. Read more from USA Today
Christina Grimmie, a 22-year-old former contestant on The Voice, was shot and killed this weekend while signing autographs after her Orlando, Florida show. The shooter opened fire after Grimmie’s concert, and Christina’s brother immediately tackled him to the ground, which is when the suspect turned the gun on himself and took his own life. Grimmie was rushed to the hospital in critical condition and died a few hours later. Selena Gomez’s stepfather Brian Teefey, who was Grimes’ manager, has set up a GoFundMe account.
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See how The Voice judges and celebrities reacted to Christina’s tragic death: CBS News
Just because it’s 2016 doesn’t mean cowboy justice is dead. A guy was trying to steal a woman’s bike from outside a Walmart in Oregon last week, and the woman saw him. She started yelling for help. And fortunately, another man on a horse just happened to be in the parking lot. So he started chasing the suspect…and he LASSOED him and kept him tied up until the cops got there to arrest him.
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