City of Orlando releases new Pulse massacre video clips

Pulse massacre images / Heradline SurferYouTube download / AP video / The City of Orlando released new police bodycam video from the night of the 2016 Pulse Nightclub shooting. In the screenshot still from the video, Pulse patrons come streaming out of the club with their hands up as ordered by police.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

ORLANDO, Fla. -- "Come out with your hands up, or you will die!"

That's the order of a law enforcement official with either the Orlando PD or the Orange County Sheriff's Office to the gunman in the Pulse shooting, among 11 hours worth of body cam video clips released this week by the City of Orlando to the Associated Press, ABC News and other media outlets.

In the videos, Pulse patrons can be seen running from the club as cops rush inside to search for the shooter as sounds of automatic gunfire can be heard in the background. Inside the nightclub, shattered glass litters the floor and officers can be heard asking patrons if they are hurt. 

In the videos, Pulse patrons can be seen running from the club as cops rush inside to search for the shooter as sounds of automatic gunfire can be heard in the background. Inside the nightclub, shattered glass litters the floor and officers can be heard asking patrons if they are hurt. 

The Orlando Police Department and the Orange County Sheriff's Offioce responded to the June 12 mass shooting, which was carried out by Omar Mateen and left 49 dead and dozens injured. It was the worst act of domestic terrorism since 9/11.

Mateen, 29, In speaking with crisis negotiation officials, called himself an “Islamic soldier.” He was killed after three-hour confrontation with law enforcement officials.

In other clips, officers can be heard talking about the bloodshed and the search for survivors. 

"Who still has gloves so we can check this one's pulse, did anyone check this one?" a cop asks.  A few seconds later, another officers says: "I got no pulse." 

A bodycam video clip of the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando / Headline Surfer"This is going to be astronomical numbers," another cop says.

In yet another clip, an officer is heard saying, "We probably got about 20 gunshot victims, we're going to need a lot of people." 

Mateen was later found dead inside the nightclub. The carnage in the Pulse has been described as the worst mass shooting in US history. 

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories narly eveenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in Wst Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.