2 dead, 10 hurt in shooting at Orlando nightclub

3 off-duty Orlando police officers were hired as extra security

ORLANDO, Fla – Two people were killed and several others were hurt in a mass shooting inside an Orlando nightclub early Sunday morning, according to police.

Orlando police were called to the Glitz Ultra Lounge on Universal Boulevard just before 1 a.m. 

Orlando police said three extra-duty officers were inside when someone started shooting in the right side of the lower level of the club. No officers were involved in the shooting.

Orlando Police Department Public Information Officer Michelle Guido said in a release that one person was shot and killed inside the nightclub.

Nine people were transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center with gun shot wounds. Of those nine, one died at the hospital, one is in critical condition and the rest are being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Two people were seen at another hospital. One was treated for a gunshot wound and the other has other unknown injuries.

Orlando firefighters said three of the surviving victim were considered trauma alerts when they were transported. 

Many of those hurt were innocent and just got caught up in the violence.

The club has good security, having their own guards as well as the three extra-duty police officers. The club did everything it was supposed to do, Guido said. Guido didn't want to talk about previous incidents at the club.

Investigators have not released any information about what led to the gunfire or possible suspects in the case. 

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John Ambrogne is an executive producer for News 6 and has been with WKMG-TV since 2012. John graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University and has covered breaking news and major events in Central Florida since 2002.