Bay Area Reacts to Orlando Mass Shootings, the Worst in Modern U.S. History

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A police vehicle outside the Pulse nightclub, the scene of a mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, on June 12, 2016.  (Photo: Gregg Newton/AFP/Getty Images)

Thousands gathered in San Francisco's Castro District last night at a vigil for the victims of the deadly mass shooting in Orlando on Sunday. It was the worst in the nation's modern history.  49 people were killed an another 53 injured early Sunday by a gunman who opened fire in a gay nightclub. Prior to the attack, the gunman phoned 911 and swore his allegiance to the Islamic State. We'll bring you the latest news and hear reactions from the local LGBT community and Muslim communities.


Renata Sago , reporter, WMFE Public Radio in Orlando

Brian Levin , director, Center for the Study of Hate & Extremist at California State University, San Bernardino

David Schanzer, director, Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University

Tom Ammiano, former member, California State Assembly and longtime gay rights leader

Nusrat Qadir, national spokesperson, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community