Orlando Will Be Turning Pulse Nightclub Into A Memorial

Pulse Nightclub in Orlando became sadly infamous in June, when an anti-gay man entered with a gun and killed 49 people and injured 53 others. The club is owned by a woman by the name of Barbara Poma, who opened it in 2004 to “keep her brother’s spirit alive,” as he passed from AIDS in 1991. She didn’t want to sell it because of its sentimental value, but she has since decided to turn it over to the city to turn it into a memorial.

Omar Mateen’s 911 Call Released

TMZ reports that the 911 call Omar Mateen placed during the middle of his shooting at Pulse Nightclub has been released. The “heavily redacted transcript” shows Omar saying he was killing in the “name of God the merciful” and spoke heavily in Arabic – which is what was reportedly redacted. At one point, Mateen also said:

“Praise be to God, and prayers as well as peace be upon the prophet of God. I let you know, I’m in Orlando and I did the shootings.”

(Video) Footage Has Been Released From Inside The Bathroom At Pulse Nightclub During Shooting

More survivor stories have been coming to light in the days following what was the deadliest mass shooting in the history of our country. 29-year-old Miguel Leiva made it out of Pulse Nightclub in Orlando that fateful night, though he remains in the hospital after being shot twice. In a new interview, Leiva recants his experience at the club, trapped inside the bathroom with many others who did not make it out to tell their story. He also provides footage that he filmed while there, explaining that he and others were sending the clips to their families to let them know they were alive and trying to remain quiet so as to not call Omar Mateen’s attention. Check out the chilling video below.

Omar Mateen’s Wife Reveals She Previously Drove Him To Pulse To Scope It Out, Knew About Attack

A new update has been released about the Pulse nightclub shooter. Omar Mateen’s wife, Noor Zahi Salman, aka Noor Mateen, has revealed to the FBI that she was aware of the attack ahead of time, and had tried to talk her husband out of it. She also revealed that she’d previously driven him to Pulse for him to scope it out. She was also with him when he bought ammunition and a holster.

(Video) Snapchat Footage Shows Moment Orlando Shooter Begins Gunfire

A young woman’s Snapchat video from that fateful night at Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub shows the first moments Omar Marteen began shooting. 25-year-old Amanda Alvear appeared calm at first as the shots begin firing back to back to back, but it’s likely because as many survivors have reported, they initially thought the shots were part of the DJ’s sound effects. Sadly, Amanda did not make it. RIP. Check out the chilling video below.

(Video) Orlando Shooter’s Father Speaks Out; Denounces Homosexuals But Offers Condolences

“If he was alive today, I was gonna ask him – why did he do this? Why did he do it?” Orlando shooter Omar Mateen’s father has spoken out, and he is as shocked as the rest of the world that his son has committed such a horrific crime. He apologizes and offers his condolences, but in a now-deleted clip, he also seemed to agree with his son’s motives. The Washington Post reports that the father posted a Facebook video, speaking in Dari, saying God will punish homosexuals, and it’s not the place for the “servants of God.” The video has since been removed. Check out the Post’s interview with Seddique Mateen below.

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