Monday, June 13, 2016

Final moments of Amanda Alvear

A video taken during the deadly shooting at Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., gives a glimpse of the chilling moment gunshots started to ring out. In the video, a woman using the Snapchat account name "Amanda," is seen dancing and partying with friends inside a darkly lit club in several different short video clips. Suddenly, the sound of gunfire is heard in the background as the woman stares into the screen. The video ends as she begins to run.

Alvear was confirmed dead on Monday, her brother said on Facebook. She was 25.

Alvear was from Davenport, Florida, and was a nursing student at the University of South Florida. Her brother, Brian Alvear, said he believed Amanda had been among the hostages taken by Mateen.
The madman who killed at least 50 people and wounded 53 others at an Orlando club early Sunday was armed with an AR-15-type rifle.

It’s the same style of weapon used to slaughter 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on December 14th 2012.

Nightclub shooter Omar Mateen

AR-15 used by James Eagan Holmes
On July 20, 2012, a mass shooting occurred inside of a Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, during a midnight screening of the film The Dark Knight Rises.

James Eagan Holmes, dressed in tactical clothing, set off tear gas grenades and shot into the audience with multiple firearms. Twelve people were killed and seventy others were injured. Prior to the shooting, Holmes rigged his apartment with homemade explosives, which were defused by a bomb squad one day after the shooting.

James Eagan Holmes