The early morning shooting in an Orlando nightclub is now the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
50 people were killed. Another 53 are in hospital.
The gunman has been confirmed dead.
Orlando Police have not given further details as to how the shooter died.
He’s been identified as Omar Mateen of Port St.Lucie Florida.
A spokesperson for the FBI says the shooting is being investigated as an act of terrorism and will look into whether it was a domestic or international act.
The shooter was reportedly carrying an assault- type rifle, a handgun and a type of suspicious device.
Police previously on Twitter said there was a “controlled explosion” at the scene.
It had turned out to be a strategic act to distract the shooter.
Local, state and federal agencies are involved in the investigation.