Approximately 20 people are dead and scores wounded after a gunman opened fire and took hostages at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday morning, police said.
Officials said a hostage situation developed after the gunman stormed the Pulse Nightclub about 2 a.m. The shooter, identified by several law enforcement sources as Omar Mateen, was shot dead about three hours later when a SWAT team entered the club, police said.
The law enforcement sources told NBC News that Mateen was born in New York in 1986 and was listed as living at a residence in Port St. Lucie, about 125 miles south of Orlando.
The incident is being investigated as an act of terrorism, officials said.
The news feed will be updated as they get more news.