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Orlando Nightclub Attack Was Deadliest Mass Shooting in U.S. History

Police forensics investigators work at the crime scene of a mass shooting at the Pulse gay night club in OrlandoPolice forensics investigators work at the crime scene of a mass shooting at the Pulse gay night club in Orlando
Police forensics investigators work at the crime scene of a mass shooting at the Pulse gay night club in Orlando, Florida, U.S. June 12, 2016. Carlo Allegri — Reuters

A gunman’s attack on the Pulse Orlando gay nightclub early Sunday left 50 people dead, police said, which makes it the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

The shooter, Omar Mateen of Port St. Lucie, Florida., opened fire with an assault-type rifle and a handgun at the crowded club at about 2 a.m. Sunday. In addition to the 50 people who were killed, an additional 53 were injured, officials said at a press conference.

The death toll makes the attack deadlier than the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting, in which student Seung-Hui Cho shot 32 people to death before killing himself, and the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., in which gunman Adam Lanza killed 27 people before killing himself.

This article originally appeared on Time.com