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Photos: Scenes From Orlando After Deadly Mass Shooting At Gay Nightclub

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At least 50 people are dead and 53 others wounded early Sunday at an Orlando gay nightclub in what is now the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history.

Law enforcement officials said the lone shooter was killed in a gun battle with police responding to a hostage situation at the Pulse Orlando nightclub. NPR reports police have identified the suspect 29-year-old Omar Mateen of Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Orlando Police officers direct family members away from a fatal shooting at Pulse Orlando nightclub early Sunday. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP)
Orlando Police officers direct family members away from a fatal shooting at Pulse Orlando nightclub early Sunday. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP)
An injured man is escorted out of the Pulse nightclub after the shooting rampage. (Steven Fernandez/AP)
An injured man is escorted out of the Pulse nightclub after the shooting rampage. (Steven Fernandez/AP)
Bystanders wait down the street from the site of the shooting. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP)
Bystanders wait down the street from the site of the shooting. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP)
Emergency personnel wait with stretchers at the emergency entrance to Orlando Regional Medical Center hospital for the arrival of patients from the scene of a fatal shooting. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP)
Emergency personnel wait with stretchers at the emergency entrance to Orlando Regional Medical Center hospital for the arrival of patients from the scene of a fatal shooting. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP)
FBI assistant special agent in charge Ron Hopper, center, answers questions from members of the media on Sunday morning. Listening are Orlando Police Chief John Mina, left, and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP)
FBI assistant special agent in charge Ron Hopper, center, answers questions from members of the media on Sunday morning. Listening are Orlando Police Chief John Mina, left, and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP)
This image provided by the Orlando Police Department shows the helmet an officer in Orlando, Fla., was wearing when responding to the shooting at Pulse Nightclub. (Orlando Police Department via AP)
This image provided by the Orlando Police Department shows the helmet an officer in Orlando, Fla., was wearing when responding to the shooting at Pulse Nightclub. (Orlando Police Department via AP)
Police cars and emergency vehicles surround the Pulse Orlando nightclub on Sunday. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP)
Police cars and emergency vehicles surround the Pulse Orlando nightclub on Sunday. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP)
Florida Gov. Rick Scott, center, addresses reporters during a news conference after the shooting. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP)
Florida Gov. Rick Scott, center, addresses reporters during a news conference after the shooting. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP)
Terry DeCarlo, executive director of the LGBT Center of Central Florida, left, Kelvin Cobaris, pastor of The Impact Church, center, and Orlando City Commissioner Patty Sheehan console each other. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP)
Terry DeCarlo, executive director of the LGBT Center of Central Florida, left, Kelvin Cobaris, pastor of The Impact Church, center, and Orlando City Commissioner Patty Sheehan console each other. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP)
Law enforcement officials block Orange Avenue leading up to the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla. on Sunday afternoon. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
Law enforcement officials block Orange Avenue leading up to the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla. on Sunday afternoon. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
President Obama pauses as he speaks Sunday about the massacre at a Orlando nightclub that claimed 50 lives. (Pablo Martinez Monsivai/AP)
President Obama pauses as he speaks Sunday about the massacre at a Orlando nightclub that claimed 50 lives. (Pablo Martinez Monsivai/AP)
Volunteers waiting to donate blood at a blood bank watch President Barack Obama deliver remarks on a TV after the shooting in Orlando, Fla. (John Raoux/AP)
Volunteers waiting to donate blood at a blood bank watch President Barack Obama deliver remarks on a TV after the shooting in Orlando, Fla. (John Raoux/AP)

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