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Devastating Photos From Inside Pulse Nightclub Released By Police

The images were taken shortly after the attack on June 12, 2016.

Police in Orlando have released photographs taken from inside Pulse nightclub shortly after the mass shooting on June 12.

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The images depict broken glass, blood on the floor, and large holes created by SWAT teams attempting to free hostages.

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The FBI released 417 photos in all, including images of the gun used by shooter Omar Mateen in the attack. While it’s difficult to look at the evidence of such devastation, it’s also an important reminder that one armed person can destroy so much.

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Earlier this week, Mateen’s wife, Noor Salman, was charged with aiding and abetting in the attack that left 49 people dead and many more injured. Prosecutors maintain she knew her husband was planning the attack in advance.

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We have chosen to present a selection of the photos both for their newsworthiness and for the historical record. To see more, visit The City of Orlando website.

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