The massacre left at least 50 people dead and is the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
The gunman, Omar Mateen, reportedly called 911 and swore allegiance to ISIS before opening fire in a gay club early Sunday morning.
Governor Larry Hogan has issued the following statement:
“The First Lady and I are shocked and saddened by the senseless violence this morning at a nightclub in Orlando. We offer our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the innocent victims of this act of terror, and our deepest gratitude to the first responders and law enforcement who responded to this tragedy with bravery and courage.
“I have reached out to Florida Governor Rick Scott to express our support during this time. The State of Maryland is ready and willing to provide any assistance needed. Governor Scott has called for a moment of silence and prayer at 6:00 PM today for the victims and their loved ones. I urge everyone in Maryland to join in Governor Scott’s call for unity and prayer.”Advertisement
Governor Hogan has ordered flags to fly at half-staff in honor of the innocent lives lost in this tragedy.
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz has also issued the following statement: