We can’t even begin to imagine the horror clubgoers experienced, while inside Pulse nightclub during the deadly shooting on June 12, but eyewitnesses said they ‘saw blood’ everywhere. 50 people were shot dead, while at least 53 were injured. So sad.
The first thought in one eyewitness’s mind during the deadly Orlando nightclub shooting on June 12 was “are you kidding me?” As soon as clubgoer Christopher Hansen said he heard gunshots, right before closing, he “dropped down. I just said please, please, please, I want to make it out.”
“And when I did, I saw people shot. I saw blood. You hope and pray you don’t get shot,” Chris continued, according to the Daily Mail. Even when Chris did make it outside the club, he continued to hear shooting, and that’s when he also heard police telling people to back away from the club.
Mina Justice, another eyewitness, was outside when the shooting happened. Her 30-year-old son, Eddie, was inside and he texted her and told her to call police. He also said he ran into a bathroom to hide with other before saying, “He’s coming.”
“The next text said: ‘He has us, and he’s in here with us.’ That was the last conversation,” she told Daily Mail.
Ricardo Almodovar, who was inside the nightclub during the shooting, told the news outlet, “Shooter opened fire at around 2.00am. People on the dance floor and bar got down on the floor and some of us who were near the bar and back exit managed to go out through the outdoor area and just ran.”
Furthermore, Juan Rivera wrote the following on Twitter, according to the Daily Mail: “I am safely home and hoping everyone gets home safely as well. Never seen so many dead bodies on the floor, God is good that my friends and I didn’t get shot.”
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, one shooter opened fire at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, during the early morning hours of June 12. 50 people were murdered and 53 were injured, according to Orlando police chief John Mina. The lone shooter is dead, as he was killed during a shootout with police. Also, the shooting at the gay nightclub may have been an act of radical Islamic terrorism, says the Orlando police department.
Our thoughts continue to go out to those affected by this tragic shooting. It’s so heartbreaking.