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.
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.
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.