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911 calls from Pulse gunman Omar Mateen released

Omar Mateen is the man investigators say opened fire at the Pulse nightclub in June, killing 49 people. He was killed in a shootout with police. Image Courtesy: MGN Online.

ORLANDO, Fla. (CBS12) - The 911 calls from Omar Mateen, the man from Fort Pierce who opened fire and killed dozens of people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, will be released.

A judge made the decision at a hearing Monday morning in Orlando, according to CBS affiliate WKMG.

The city and news organizations have been battling over the calls from the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

About two-thirds of the calls have already been released. The latest round of calls will be posted on the City of Orlando's website.


The judge said she'll listen to the remaining 22 hours of 911 calls to determine whether any more can be released to the public.

Transcripts released earlier this year showed Mateen praising God and pledging allegiance to an Islamic State Leader:

Praise be to God, and prayers as well as peace be upon the prophet of God [Arabic]. I wanna let you know, I'm in Orlando and I did the shootings.


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