Gunman kills 20 in Orlando gay club

At least 20 people have been killed and at least 42 injured after a shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Orlando Police said officers entered the Pulse Club about three hours after the shooting unfolded – and killed the gunman, who had taken hostages.

They called it an act of terrorism, but said they did not yet know if it was domestic or international.

Relatives have been gathering at local hospitals desperate for news.

“There were just bodies everywhere. In the parking lot, they were tagging them – red, yellow – so they knew who to help first and who not help first. Pants down, shirts cut off, they had to find the bullets. Just blood everywhere,” said witness Christopher Hansen.

One woman said she had received a text message and phone call from her daughter inside the club, who said she had been shot in the arm, while witnesses said they heard as many as 40-50 gunshots as the incident unfolded.

Gay Activist sends deepest condolences to the gay community in Orlando.