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Shooting In Orlando: What We Know Monday. The Orlando murders were horrific. Chicago's killing season? Deadlier. Americans were appalled when a man with a military-style rifle entered an Orlando gay nightclub on June 12 and began firing.

The Orlando murders were horrific. Chicago's killing season? Deadlier.

By the time police killed him, he had murdered 49 people and wounded 53. It was one of the worst mass shootings the country has ever seen — a spectacular attack from a killer who said he was driven by Islamist militancy. In the days afterward, Americans asked how such slaughter can happen and what it says about the nation's character. Massacres carried out by lone gunmen, an increasingly common event, have become a signature horror of our time. But in Chicago, another type of bloodshed occurred that weekend, without much notice except to those directly affected by it or living on streets where it occurred. That wasn't an especially violent weekend here. Thus far in 2016, more than 1,950 people have been hit by bullets in Chicago, including most of the 315 homicide victims.

Those are sobering numbers. Need proof? Pulse nightclub shooting: How close is too close? It's a hard question for Orlando paramedics. Last updated 07:59, July 4 2016 When the first ambulance showed up at the scene of the shooting, the gunshots were still ringing out.

Pulse nightclub shooting: How close is too close? It's a hard question for Orlando paramedics

When the first paramedics arrived on the scene of the Pulse nightclub shooting in the US, they could still hear gunfire coming from inside the club. In active-shooting cases, recent federal guidelines call for medics to put on body armour and go into potentially dangerous situations alongside police officers when possible. But paramedics Josh Granada and Carlos Tavarez didn't have bullet-proof vests and they never made it inside the nightclub. Instead, they treated the wounded across the street in the parking lot of a bagel shop.

In all, they made five trips to the emergency room, taking 13 victims to a hospital just a few blocks away. Play Video Close This is a modal window. Orlando/Florida shooting: the latest news from Al Jazeera. 101 East Sabah's Invisible Children 101 East enters the world of Sabah's stateless children, who spend their lives on the run from authorities.

Orlando/Florida shooting: the latest news from Al Jazeera

Child rights, Malaysia, Human Rights. Orlando Releases Police Logs From Night of Pulse Shooting. The City of Orlando made police logs from the night of the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub – including transcripts from hundreds of calls to 911 – available to the public on Tuesday, according to The New York Times.

Orlando Releases Police Logs From Night of Pulse Shooting

The documents show that a 911 caller first reported the shooting around 2:03 a.m. Then the lines started to flood with a series of calls that hint at the extent of the carnage: "Someone is screaming 'I'm shot,'" one phone operator noted. Another wrote, "My caller is no longer responding, just an open line with moaning. " Dispatchers could hear gunfire over the phone, and reports from those at the club became increasingly serious: "Cadv [caller advises] vic[tim] is losing a lot of blood;" "Cadv vic is no longer responding to him. " Around 2:19, the initial burst of shooting stopped, and the hostage siege began. Some victims told 911 that Mateen was in possession of a bomb, though that turned out false.

Orlando nightclub shooting: How the attack unfolded. Image copyright Getty Images A gunman opened fire at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, killing at least 49 people and injuring dozens before being shot dead by police.

Orlando nightclub shooting: How the attack unfolded

What do we know about what happened? Suburban Gun Shop Cancels Raffle of AR-15 for Orlando Shooting Victims. A suburban Chicago gun shop has canceled a raffle of a semi-automatic rifle to benefit victims of the nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida.

Suburban Gun Shop Cancels Raffle of AR-15 for Orlando Shooting Victims

The Chicago Tribune reports Second Amendment Sports in McHenry, Illinois, called off the raffle following questions about whether it would be legal. Under Illinois law, only nonprofit groups may hold raffles. Bert Irslinger Jr. and his father own the shooting range and gun store. They were selling $5 tickets to win an AR-15 rifle similar to the weapon a gunman used to open fire in a gay nightclub June 12, leaving 49 people dead and 53 injured. After Orlando Shooting, ‘False Flag’ and ‘Crisis Actor’ Conspiracy Theories Surface.

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After Orlando Shooting, ‘False Flag’ and ‘Crisis Actor’ Conspiracy Theories Surface

911 written logs from Orlando nightclub shooting released. ORLANDO, Fla. - Police dispatchers heard repeated gunfire, screaming and moaning from patrons of the Pulse nightclub who called to report that gunman Omar Mateen was opening fire inside the club, according to written logs released Tuesday.

911 written logs from Orlando nightclub shooting released

The logs provide the a new glimpse of the horror of the Orlando nightclub massacre from the perspective of those inside. Officials had previously only released transcripts of the 911 calls from Mateen. At the beginning, they refused to provide any details of the hundreds of 911 calls made by victims and witnesses during the Orlando shooting to a coalition of news organizations, citing confidentiality under Florida law, and arguing that an ongoing investigation kept the tapes secret.

It's not clear why they chose to release the written logs on Tuesday. The first call of "shots fired" came in at 2:02 a.m. and the caller reported "multiple people down. " One caller said Mateen had gone upstairs where six people were hiding. . © 2016 CBS Interactive Inc. Orlando shooting: Gunman Omar Mateen was a closet homosexual, say friends - as wife faces charges after 'helping him scope out attack'