Saturday 29 April 2017

New photographs show inside of Pulse nightclub after deadly Orlando attack

The City of Orlando has released the first detailed photos from inside the Pulse nightclub, taken by police after the June 12 mass shooting Credit: Natalie Bednarz/City of Orlando
The City of Orlando has released the first detailed photos from inside the Pulse nightclub, taken by police after the June 12 mass shooting Credit: Natalie Bednarz/City of Orlando

Chiara Palazzo

The City of Orlando has released the first detailed photographs of the inside the Pulse nightclub taken by police after the worst mass shooting in modern US history.

The 417 photos, released on Tuesday, show where police said they used explosives to breach one of Pulse's walls to free people trapped inside during the June 12 shooting.

Bullet punctures in one of Pulse's toilets Credit: City of Orlando
Bullet punctures in one of Pulse's toilets Credit: City of Orlando

Large punctures to an exterior cinderblock wall of the nightclub can be seen. On the other side is a bathroom where patrons were trapped for more than three hours.

The collection of photographs also shows a shirt, firearm and helmet of one of the officers who fired at Pulse nightclub attacker Omar Mateen.

Forty-nine people were killed and dozens were injured after the gunman entered the gay nightclub and opened fire last June.

Mateen's wife, Noor Salman, appeared on Tuesday in federal court in Oakland, California, on charges of aiding and abetting her husband, who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group during the standoff.

Police breached one of the Pulse's walls to free people trapped in the club Credit: City of Orlando
Police breached one of the Pulse's walls to free people trapped in the club Credit: City of Orlando
Law enforcement officials work at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando following the mass shooting (AP)
Law enforcement officials work at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando following the mass shooting (AP)

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