ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida. (all times local):
Newly released transcripts show Orlando gunman Omar Mateen spoke in Arabic to a 911 dispatcher and told a crisis negotiator that the U.S. needed to stop bombing Iraq and Syria.
The FBI released partial transcripts Monday,June 20,2016 of three 911 calls as it prepared to give additional details about its investigation into the massacre at the Pulse nightclub, which left 49 victims dead. Mateen also died.
Mateen spoke three times with an emergency dispatcher once the massacre was underway.
The FBI says Mateen identified himself as an Islamic soldier. He also claimed to be equipped with bombs in a vehicle outside, though authorities say they’ve found no evidence of explosives.
He said to a 911 operator, “I’m in Orlando and I did the shootings.”
The communications, along with Facebook posts and searches made before and during the shooting, add to the public understanding of the final hours of Mateen’s life.
Orlando officials say an assistance center set up to help the survivors and families of victims from the Pulse nightclub shooting has served more than 600 individuals.
City officials say that starting Monday an agency will be at the assistance center to help survivors and victims’ family members apply for unemployment benefits from the state.
That’s in addition to almost three dozen agencies set up at the Camping World Stadium to help survivors and families with short- and long-term needs.
A gunman fatally shot 49 patrons and injured another 53 individuals more than a week ago at the Orlando gay nightclub.
The assistance center is open this week through Wednesday.
The FBI is holding a late morning news briefing to provide an update on the massacre at the gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando.
An FBI spokesman says agents on Monday will offer further details about the massacre that killed 49 people and wounded another 53 people, making it the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
The details include the release of a partial transcript of communications between gunman Omar Mateen and Orlando police negotiators in the early morning hours of June 12.
The briefing is taking place just a few blocks from the nightclub.
Hospital officials say four people remain in critical condition more than a week after they were wounded in the attack at an Orlando nightclub.
Orlando Regional Medical Center says 18 victims from the Pulse nightclub shooting are still at the hospital and three more surgeries are scheduled for Monday. The other 14 patients are listed in stable condition.
Since the shooting, surgeons have performed 54 surgeries on the victims. The hospital treated 44 people after the June 12 shooting at the gay nightclub in Orlando. Nine patients died and 17 have been released.
The attack left 50 people dead, including the shooter, and is the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
The release is coming a day after tens of thousands of people held a candlelight vigil in the heart of downtown Orlando for the 49 victims who died in the massacre. The victims also were remembered at church services and at makeshift memorials throughout Orlando.
Armed with a semi-automatic weapon, Omar Mateen went on a bloody rampage at the club June 12 that left 49 people
Federal investigators promised to provide more insight as to what was happening inside the Pulse nightclub after a gunman started a deadly assault that was the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the FBI is releasing Monday a printed, partial transcript of the conversations between the gunman within the Pulse gay nightclub and Orlando police negotiators. dead and 53 others hurt. Mateen died in a hail of police gunfire.
Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.