Orlando Nightclub Massacre

Kelly Ross

Reading — Intermediate Level
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Fill in the blanks with the missing sentences to complete the article

Missing sentences
  1. was eventually killed in a gun battle with SWAT units

  2. declared a state of emergency

  3. The shooter allegedly called 911

  4. The shooter used an automatic rifle according to one account

  5. pledged his allegiance to ISIS

  6. 50 people were killed and 53 were hospitalized

  7. Reportedly, many have praised the attack on pro-ISIS forums

In the early morning hours of Sunday, June 12, 2016, a man by the name of Omar Mateen entered Pulse Nightclub, a gay club in Orlando, Florida, and opened fire. .

It is now the largest mass shooting in United States history, with the Virginia Tech and Sandy Hook Elementary shootings next. ; took hostages, and .

Mateen's father, Mir Seddique, said in remarks to NBC News the attack was not about religion. , the emergency phone number in the United States, and . ISIS has claimed responsibility, according to a tweet from Reuters India. .

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer has .


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. How does an event like this make you feel? Why?

  2. Does an event like this make you change your habits? Why or why not?

  3. What are some possible solutions can you think of to increase public safety?

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