A club in Florida was the scene of crazy shootings late Sunday.
Around 00:30 local time (04:30 GMT) Monday Club Blu was reportedly hosting a party for teenagers when all hell broke loose.
Local broadcaster WINK said that witnesses at the scene described the club as a "mad house".
Robert Weller in Colorado sent us the following information from Wink:
FORT MYERS, Fla. – Two people are dead and as many as 17 people were shot at a local nightclub, Club Blu located at 3580 Evans Ave., early Monday morning, according to Capt. Jim Mulligan of the Fort Myers Police Department.
Opinion-Many countries have many problems including terror related activity.
But the USA has always had a problem with guns and it reached the time to act way back.
When will the American people and politicans decide enough is enough and put down their guns?
I for one will not be holding my breath.
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A mass shooting described as "domestic terrorism" in the state of Florida has left 50 people dead and 53 injured.
The shooter named as Omar Mateen is one of the dead.
He began shooting in a popular gay dance club called Pulse early Sunday morning.
Mateen grabbed hostages; when police stormed the building the gunman was shot and killed.
His father, Seddique Mateen, denied the mass shooting was anything to do with radical Islam but a Twitter account believed to be affiliated to Islamic State has posted the young man's image online.
ISIL has since claimed responsibilty for the attack. That terror group had called for attacks on the West during Ramadan.
Early reports of 20 dead were quickly edited as the true scale of the tragedy unfolded.
Late Sunday afternoon, UK time, ABC News reports:
He was born in 1986 to parents from Afghanistan who lived in Port St. Lucie, FL, who law enforcement has characterized as having sympathy for, or ties to Islamic terrorism.
The Pulse Orlando dance club shooting is the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.
As the drama unfolded the Pulse club Facebook page posted a warning telling people to run.
Police and the FBI are investigating any possible links to terrorist organisations and are trying to identify the victims and notify their loved ones.
"US Congressman Alan Grayson told reporters it was "more likely than not that" the attack was "ideologically motivated", adding that it appeared to be "no coincidence" it took place in a gay club" reports SKY News.
A house in Orlando is the focus of police and FBI personnel time of writing.
A State of Emergency has been declared in the city of Orlando.
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Monday BBC News reports:
Seddique Mateen said he did not understand why his son carried out the shooting at the Pulse nightclub.
"I know Obama got on the air and talked about gun control and I really don't believe gun control is the problem."
But as long as the issues of gun crime and in some cases mental health are simply dismissed in such a way nothing will change for the better.
With the U.S.A. looking at a statistic of one mass shooting a day in 2015 so far surely the majority of Americans can see that guns and easy access to them are the problem?
Harper-Mercer carried a British passport although his birth was registered in California. His father Ian Mercer is British, aged in his mid-50s and from the north-west of England. He is believed to have moved to America to live with the killer's mother, Laurel Harper.
The family of the killer were shocked and 'as surprised' as anyone by events his father saying Friday "Obviously, it's been a devastating day. Devastating for me and my family. I'm just as shocked as everybody at what happened today. "I've just been talking to the police and the FBI. That's all the details I have right now, is what you know already."
The shooter was enrolled in English and theatre classes at the Roseburg's Umpqua Community College and Friday initially opened fire in an English class. Early reports said he died in a gun battle with police at the scene but it was later confirmed he killed himself.
He appears to have had an obsession with the Nazis and the I.R.A. and the warning signs were visible in his postings online where he had various accounts in various names.
In the classroom the teacher was shot in the head and students were asked their religion before they were killed; the killer appears to have targeted Christians say some reports.
The shooter had a history of mental health problems, had previously attended a special needs education facility and joined the army in 2008 but was discharged after one-month.
13 firearms were found at the college and at Harper-Mercer's apartment. All were purchased legally-not a gun problem then?
Roof's father bought his son a gun for his 21st birthday and he now has to live with what happens next.
The trial date is set for July 11, 2016; a court filing released Thursday makes it plain if found guilty Roof could face the death penalty.
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He killed two and injured at least six others; one remains in a critical condition.
Police have found wigs and other items which appear to indicate Houser planned to launch his deadly attack in the cinema, leave and then escape the county in disguise.
However police responded quickly to the mass shooting which meant Houser was forced back into the movie theatre where he took his own life.
USA Today reports "Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal spoke emotionally from the scene, hailing the first responders." I want to praise the law enforcers who ran toward danger," Jindal said. "This is a time for us to come together. What we can do now is pray. We can hug these families, shower them with love, thoughts and prayers." "This is an awful night for Lafayette, an awful night for Louisiana, an awful night for the United States," a sombre Jindal said."
Opinion: Having written on so many shootings in the USA in the few years I have been writing online I wonder how many more will die before the people and politicians of the United States have the stomach for real change.
To those who wonder why this man opened fire is the answer 'because he could'?
There is big money in weapons manufacture and sales but at what price?
To those across the Pond who insist owning a weapon keeps you safe I can only say 'tell that to the many victims'.
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Investigators are looking into any possible links with the Islamic State in Middle Eastern countries and have confirmed Abdulazeez travelled abroad more than once in 2014. He is believed to have at least visited Jordan but then he may have had family in the region.
A friend of the shooter named as Abdulrazzak Brizada by CNN claims Abdulazeez changed after his foreign trips and began to keep himself to himself. "Something happened over there, he never became close to me like he was before he went overseas. ... I'm sure he had something that happened to him overseas."
Sources said "he was born Mohammad Youssuf Saeed Hajj Ali on September 5, 1990, but that his father changed his name that year to Abdulazeez."
There appears some confusion over his original nationality but Jordan denies he was one of their nationals at any time.
But the facts are:
Abdulazeez sprayed gunfire at a joint military recruiting center in a strip mall, then drove to a Naval Reserve Center about 6 miles (10 km) away, where he killed the Marines before he himself was shot dead. Three other people were injured, including the sailor who the Navy said had died on Saturday - Reuters
At time of writing agents investigating the shootings are keeping fairly quiet about the shooter.
In time we may learn, the who, the why and more of this tragedy or act of terror; but we may never know the real truth.
This CNN report here has details of the dead.