Authorities released bodycam footage of officers responding to the Pulse nightclub shooting on Wednesday. The June 2016 massacre was the deadliest mass shooting in America's history, leaving 49 people dead and 53 injured. The horror finally ended when police killed the lone gunman inside the Orlando club.
The 11-hour video shows never-before seen footage from first responders. According to WSVN, video can be dark at times, but the audio reveals the terror that unfolded. The footage is a mix of bodycams from nine different officers and three different police agencies.
Around 2:04 a.m. the shooting inside the nightclub started. The bodycam video shows an Orlando Police officer driving about 100 miles per hour, urgently trying to get to the scene.
“Oh man, I gotta get there,” he could be heard saying on his bodycam.
Then, as he arrived in the club, gunshots and screaming could be heard.
“Let me see your hands now!” said one officer. “Now! Let me see your hands!”
“We probably got about 20 gunshot victims, just so you know, they’re gonna need a lot of people,” another officer said.
“Twenty-three on the floor, dead,” one police officer told another.
The video also shows a police officer checking a gunshot victim’s pulse. He said there was no pulse.
Gunfire exchanged between police and the shooter are also heard and seen.
First responders and survivors told ABC News that the memories of that night are still raw.
“Several of us commented that this was gonna change the city forever,” said Roger Brennan, the police department’s commander on the scene, “and probably change what we do forever.”
[Orange County Sheriff’s Office]