EDITOR'S NOTE: Orlando's mayor on Monday revised the death toll in the nightclub shooting to 49, from 50. The 50th body was identified as gunman Omar Mateen.
Omg. Shooting at pulse. We hid in the bathroom. And we can't find our friends.— Brandon Wolf (@bjoewolf) June 12, 2016
As a gunman held hostages during a bloody Orlando nightclub siege that left at least 50 people dead early Sunday, witnesses tweeted that they were hiding in the hopes that they could escape alive.
@GoEmili0 yeah. We hid in the bathroom until we heard a break in shooting and ran. Still missing one friend tho.— Brandon Wolf (@bjoewolf) June 12, 2016
Brandon Wolf tweeted that he and others hid in a bathroom until they heard a lull in the shooting. Then they bolted.
Wolf said one friend died and another was missing.
I'm finally out of the police station. They are keeping everyone's car until tomorrow because they are too close to the crime scene.— E (@GoEmili0) June 12, 2016
Another witness said he hid in a dressing room before he got out.
Walking to ORMC now. I'm ok. Friend got shot. I've never seen so much blood and mayhem or been so scared ever. pic.twitter.com/KyGhQGmWWQ— John PA (@lakecitymedman) June 12, 2016
A physician assistant who said his friend was shot claimed he'd never seen so much blood. He posted video of rescue teams outside the Pulse Nightclub.
Thank youu i jumped out theres people still hiding inside the closets that the shooters dont know theyre in there https://t.co/NoOIud4Hxe— Juan Rivera (@InfamousJuan_) June 12, 2016
Police shot and killed the gunman, 29-year-old Omar Mateen, hours after he took hostages.