911 Calls: ‘Gunshots Going Like Crazy’ in Pulse Nightclub

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A neighbor of the Florida nightclub where a mass shooting left 49 people dead told a 911 dispatcher that panicked patrons were banging on his door for shelter and hiding behind his car.

The report was one of numerous 911 calls from the Pulse nightclub shooting in June released by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday.

The Orlando Police Department has yet to release its 911 calls, and the city of Orlando is in a court dispute with two dozen news media companies over their release.

Omar Mateen opened fire at the club in what is the worst mass shooting in recent U.S. history. Mateen was killed after a more-than-three-hour standoff with police.

In addition to the fatalities, the shooting left 53 patrons hospitalized.

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