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Nightclub shooting police reports: hysteria, blood, bodies

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Authorities had just breached the wall to the Pulse nightclub, and patrons who had been trapped inside with gunman Omar Mateen started to flee. SWAT team members carried a man with four gunshots in his legs, hip and shoulder to Officer Luke Austin. The man was bleeding profusely. Austin grabbed him and said, “Stay with me, keep fighting!!! We will get you to safety, stay with us!” Moments later, Mateen started firing at SWAT team members who fired back, killing…

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