Police forensic investigators work at the crime scene of a mass shooting at the Pulse gay night club in Orlando, Florida, U.S. June 12, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young
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Jon Alamo was ready for a good time.Like young people in clubs the world over, Alamo met up with some friends, and then some more friends. He danced in Pulse's main room, where people swayed to the beat of salsa music. Then Alamo drifted into the club's two other rooms, which grooved to more of a hip-hop vibe. A uniformed Orlando police officer working at the club off-duty had heard gunshots himself and spotted Omar Mateen outside the club.It was around this time that Alamo wandered back into the main room.What happened in the three hours after the shooting broke out and the gunman was killed was not immediately clear.As people lay dying in the club, the shooting developed "into a hostage situation," Orlando Police Chief John Mina said.Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said officers initially mistakenly thought the gunman had strapped explosives to some of his victims after a bomb robot sent back images of a battery part next to a body. Law enforcement officers used two explosive devices to try to distract the killer and then 11 officers stormed the club and exchanged gunfire with Mateen.
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