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Sen. Nelson responds to nightclub shooting

Senator issues statement on massacre

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Senator Nelson is in Orlando following a deadly shooting at a gay nightclub south of downtown.

He issued the following statement Sunday afternoon.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of all the victims of this horrific attack in Orlando. I have spoken with the FBI and there appears to be a link to Islamic radicalism. I have conferred with additional sources and they think there is likely a connection with ISIS. So as we all mourn the senseless loss of life and investigators continue to learn more, we must remain vigilant and remember that if you see something, say something.” 

50 people are dead, and 53 were hurt when Omar Marteen of Ft. Pierce opened fire at Pulse Nightclub.