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'Multiple fatalities' in Orlando: sheriff

dpa logodpa 5/06/2017

The Orange County Sheriff's Department has confirmed 'multiple fatalities' in a commercial area of Orlando but say the situation is 'contained'.

There are "multiple fatalities" in a shooting in a commercial district in Orlando, Florida, the local sheriff has said.

The Orange County Sheriff's Department tweeted that deputies were at a "shooting scene that has stabilised" with the situation "contained."

Orlando was the scene of a massacre on June 12, 2016, when a gunman vowing allegiance to the Islamic State movement killed 49 people in a gay nightclub.

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