911 calls show Pulse patron calming others during massacre

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Pulse patron hiding in a bathroom during a rampage inside the Orlando nightclub tries to calm a dozen other people trapped with him and reassures them that they will be rescued.

New 911 audio recordings released Tuesday show the unidentified man trying to encourage others around him as he talks to a police dispatcher during the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

The man tells the dispatcher two dead bodies are blocking the door, another man is passed out from a wound and others are shot.

The dispatcher tells him officers are going through the club rescuing people.

The 911 calls were released by the city of Orlando after a legal fight with media companies.

Forty-nine patrons were killed and another 53 seriously injured during the massacre.

 

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