PM Modi Expresses Shock At Orlando Mass Shooting; Obama Urges ‘Not To Give In To Fear’

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1:57 pm 13 Jun, 2016


World leaders and celebrities have expressed shock and grief over the senseless act that took place in the city of Orlando, Florida on June 12.


Orlando police officers direct family members away from a shooting site WUIS

Orlando police officers direct family members away from a shooting site. WUIS

The mass shooting, which is now being termed as the ‘worst mass shooting in US history’, is the biggest attack in the country since 9/11.



The senseless act which left 50 dead and over 53 injured took place on June 12, when a man armed with AR-15-type assault rifle opened fired in a packed nightclub called Pulse.

Condemning the senseless act, world leaders including Indian Prime Minister Narender Modi, stood in solidarity with the US and expressed their grief over the incident.



Meanwhile French President Francois Hollande’s office issued a statement condemning “with horror the mass killing in Florida” and expressed the full support of France and the French authorities with the people “in this difficult time.”

US President Barack Obama, too issued a statement and implored the nation “to not give into fear.”


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Presidential candidates for the upcoming elections in the US, expressed their grief over Twitter:

According to reports, the attack was targeted towards the members of the LGBT community who frequented the club.


Expressing solidarity with the LGBT community many known celebrities expressed their shock and grief against the attacks and took to social media to express their anger.