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thank you for inviting us into your home tonight. that's it for this "special report," fair, balanced and still unafraid. ♪ ♪ this is a fox news alert. the evil terrorist who slaughtered 49 innocent people visited the gay nightclub, the pulse, a dozen times. regulars at the pulse nightclub in orlando telling the orlando sentinel killer omar mateen was spotted at the club multiple times. tonight we are learning brand new information about what the 29-year-old terrorist did in the days leading up the massacre. "on the record" begins with the heart breaking story of bret rodriguez. he was inside the club and grazed with a bullet. a short time ago he learned that his partner who was standing right next to him did not survive the terror attacks. >> got there about 12:30 or
so. we had a few drinks. and i had just closed my bar tab on the outside bar. and as we were walking out, the promoter, nema a good friend of mine, he signaled me over and offered to get me a drink. we were standing at the bar, at the corner of the bar. there were four of us around the loop of the bar. and we just heard some shots or what sounded like shots but we thought it was part of the music. we didn't know. the guy next to us said it was just the music. and then i just started hearing glass breaking and we knew that it wasn't part of the music. so we all hit the floor. and i crawled around the bar and underneath the ice well where there was two or three other people there. and just laid there with one of the other bartender friends of mine. she was hysterical and i was trying to calm her down. she was trying to calm me down. and the shots were right above our head.
like all the bottles in the bar that were on the shelf right a foot away from us were just shattering and breaking. and glass was everywhere. liquor was everywhere. and then i could hear a radio, and i wasn't sure if it was the officer that was there, or if the guy who was communicating with another person because i don't know if there was somebody else there or not. i heard different things. but i only know of one person. and it seemed like hours had gone by when those people got there. until the police got there it probably was only 15 minutes or not even 15 minutes. >> how did you get out of there? >> it was on the corner of the entrance to where everybody -- the staff goes into the bar. and i just crawled on the floor into the -- underneath the ice well that was there. >> was anybody -- frank, he was hit. did you know that? >> i didn't know -- i didn't know where he was. we were standing next to each other but i don't know where he was when i crawled
on the other side. there were so many people on that corner right there that i didn't know where anybody was. >> so you never saw him get hit? >> no. the music was going and then all of the sudden it stopped. there was no music. all you could hear was sprays of bullets just over and over again. >> did you ever see the killer? >> no. >> did you ever see the flash from any light near the weapon or anything? >> we were under the bar and we just stayed there and didn't move until everything was over. >> were people screaming? >> yeah. people screaming. people crying. like you could hear people everywhere. >> did the killer say anything? was he yelling anything? >> didn't hear anything. i didn't hear -- all i could hear and even last night when i was trying to go to sleep, all i could hear was gunshots. >> haunting? >> yeah. >> so, when you got outside, what did you do? >> there was a guy that was hit really bad. there was four of us. and underneath the bar area four or five of us. and there was a guy hit really bad. and the police had us hold
our hands up if we were still alive to hold our hands up. >> this was inside the bar. >> yes. >> the police came in while you were inside the bar. >> they told us if we were alive to hold our hands up. we held our hands up. and within seconds they said get back down because the guy was still inside. so we got back down again and then they told us to put our hands up again, and we went out of the bar. and we -- they told us to just keep running. so when we got outside like through the glass that was broken in the front and the front door area, there was a guy on the ground there. i don't remember if he was inside or on the ground there, but the police asked us to help carry him. so there was four of us that carried him out and his arm, he was shot in the arm pretty bad. the bartender that was next to me was shot in the leg. when we got to a safe area behind the did you dunkin' donus the cops asked us to take off or shirts and everything and tie it around the wound of the people we were with. >> the place inside with the
-- the police were in the bar when he was actually shooting. >> as i was going off the dance floor area to run out of that exit, there was a cop with like a machine gun standing there on the inside of the bar? >> and nobody knew where the killer was? >> no. >> was it too dark to sort of identify where the killer was? >> i couldn't even told you it was a cop. it was dark in there at that time. like, if i wouldn't have put two and two together that it was the police and safe to get out of there, i wouldn't have been able to know who it was standing there. it was dark in there. >> and were you looking for frank at that point? >> yeah, i looked for him everywhere out there. he wasn't there. i asked if he was in another staging area. they said there was another staging area, but they didn't know where it was or who was there. or anything. >> how far away was he from you when you were in the bar before the shooting started? >> he was right next to me. >> closer than you and i are? >> closer than we are. >> and you never saw him get shot? >> no, and when i walked out, i looked for him.
there was so many people on the floor like face down and blood everywhere. i just want to do get out of there. i looked for him. i didn't see him and i was just hoping that he got out like i knew what he was wearing and i looked for his shirt and i couldn't see anybody's face. everybody was face down on the ground that was there i looked for him at the police department because they took a bus before us. so when we got to the police department, i looked for him there, and he wasn't there. and from there i went to the hospital and they didn't want to give me any information at the hospital. it was hard to get into the hospital. i left my name and my phone number. they put the hotline number that i called 500 times yesterday. and it was more of an answering service than it was anything. i still haven't heard anything back from anybody there. i wouldn't know that anything happened if it wasn't for his family that drove here from louisiana and went to the crisis center today. >> who notified the family? >> i'm guessing the -- i'm
guessing the police. >> but i mean that they drove here? >> i contacted them. >> and said i can't find him? >> well, i contacted his best friend. i didn't have his mom's phone number. she got in touch with his sister which got in touch with me. they left within 30 minutes and were driving here. >> and so then all day sunday you were looking for him. no luck. >> we went to the crisis center. and they named off a list of names that were at two hospitals and he wasn't on either one of those lists. so at that point they basically told us that they didn't know. like he was probably one of the casualties that didn't make it. and so this morning i woke up thinking positive thoughts. there were 36 names and he wasn't on that list of people that had died. so i was hoping that he was just somewhere. and i got the call around 1:00 that his family had
just found out that didn't make it. >> how is the family doing? probably pretty poorly. >> i can't even really understand them on the phone because they are crying so much. and it's not good for anybody right now. >> tell me about him. where did you first meet him? >> i met him here in orlando. he had just moved here from texas. and we actually met at another nightclub. and we didn't talk for a couple weeks after that and he had been here about two weeks. and he called me and asked me if we wanted to have a radio do of our first date, i guess per se. and we did. and ever since then, we have probably spent in three years two weeks apart from each other. like if he had to go somewhere for work or visit his family or i went somewhere for work is the only time we were not together. >> so, you have a relationship with him. bought a house together? >> we have a house together. >> and everything was fine
until saturday night? >> yeah. if i could go back and change, this we wouldn't have even left the house. >> you know, it's so hard to understand the evil of, this isn't it? as i said to you when i sat down, i don't even know what to say to you. >> i was afraid i wasn't even going to be able to do this interview because this morning when i got the news, i couldn't stop crying every time i look at facebook and see this outpour of people sending their condolences, i can't even look at it because it just brings tears to my eyes every single time. i'm fine one minute and the next minute i'm a basket case. it's just -- it's a lot to take in. you never think that something like this will happen to you. like you see things like this on the news and you are like, god, i'm so glad i wasn't there. it's just something that you -- i wouldn't wish this on anybody. >> you know, for me, it's like, you know, listening to these stories, it's a
regular saturday night and everybody is going out to have fun and everything is, you know, the whole point is to have fun and to meet people and have a social night. and then this. >> yeah. i don't even usually go to pulse on saturday night. and i just -- it just was a fluke that we happened to be there last night or two nights ago. i haven't had much sleep so i don't really know what day it is. >> how are you? that's probably a stupid question to ask. i don't even know what to ask you. >> i'm getting by. i mean, i don't know -- i went to my house yesterday to pick up some clothes and it was very hard to walk in our bedroom and see his things there and and i knew i couldn't stay there last night and thank god my friend lisa had me at her house. >> do you know any of the other people that were there? any other deaths? >> i know six people on the list so far. >> six on the list? >> yeah. >> and who are they? >> i mean three of them are
acquaintances that i know from the club. and i mean one of them, i have known since i was a teenager. and i couldn't believe it when i saw his name on the list there. and the guy that i carried out was another one that ended up not making it through. >> the one who was so badly injured? >> yeah. >> boy, it's unthinkable, isn't it? >> it's -- i don't -- i can't even describe how i -- the emotions that are going through my mind and my body and everything like that. tough. >> i was actually surprised that you wanted to talk to us, you know, because i know that you just learned about it and i figure somewhat you are a little bit in shock sort of is my thought. >> well, i mean, the thing is that if i don't get the story out there, who is going to tell it? like i mean you don't want somebody to give you a fabricated story or something that hearsay that i have been hearing on the
news. i mean, you want to know something from somebody that was actually there and had to go through this incident. how do you get in with a gun like that? i mean, how do you walk past people like with something like that? i mean, once you are in, you are in. so you really -- there is really nothing you can do. i don't blame the club. i don't blame the owners. i don't blame any of them. i blame myself for a lot of it because we could have easily just stayed home. >> you can't blame yourself. that's not right. you know, going out on a saturday night you shouldn't blame yourself. don't blame yourself. >> regardless i'm going -- just what's going through my mind. >> what was frankie like? >> he was a great guy. he was very funny so much -- like we did everything together. we have traveled. we have been on two cruzs.
we were planning to go to new york next month for his birthday. and all that in one night. just gone. >> we appreciate breath taking the -- bret taking the time to speak with us. you can see it on gretawire.com. as we continue our coverage we are looking live at a vigil in orlando. thousands of people gathering to pay their respects to the innocent people killed. this community is certainly doing everything they can to come together. now to the investigation, the gun map, the mass murder omar mateen was armed with a handgun and semiautomatic rifle. in this chilling video you can hear the constant barrage of bullets as he viciously murders his innocent victims. [gunfire] >> oh my god. people are getting shot, dude. >> we need to get out of here. >> oh my god, dude. >> the guy is firing off shots. [gunfire]
who is this isis inspired terrorist? griff jennings is in florida. griff? >> we are outside of mateen's apartment in fort pierce about 110 miles south of you. when ted and i arrived here earlier this morning, shockingly the back door was wide open. we did not go in. one of our colleagues in the media, the daily mail did. you will see one of those pictures in just a moment. the local police arrived as well while we were there investigating this as a possible break-in. most importantly, we also talked to some neighbors to try to find more about who omar mateen was. take a look. >> we are here at the apartment of the killer omar mateen. when you look here this is the entrance to mateen's apartment. as you can see, we will not go in, but you can see that there is furniture in there. there is absolutely nothing
that would lead anybody to believe that based upon what we see in this apartment that mateen became the killer of 49 people in orlando, florida. the fbi did what we would define as a scrub of this apartment. they were looking in to the electronics, meaning the cell phone. they were looking at the computers. >> i was shocked and a little bit scared to tell you the truth. a little bit scared. i know that we had such a monster just leaving feet away from us. it's scary. too close to home. you don't expect something like that. i mean, we had fbi agents knocking on our door at 7:00 in the morning saying you need to leave your house. so, that's a scary thick. and then watching the news not knowing if you are going to come back to a place because we have heard all
sorts of things the place might be booby trapped and whatnot there might be a bomb in the place that might go off. and we didn't know if we would have a home to go come back to. >> you were worried there might be a bomb? >> absolutely. all we were told when the fbi knocked on our door early is that something serious has happened and a bomb squad is coming. >> greta, we also traveled to the mosque where omar worships. it's only three and a half miles from this apartment. he worshiped friday the day before the attack. we also from stun to do learn that salah, the person you have heard described as being a possible acquaintance of omar mateen who was the first american suicide bomber in syria also worshipped there and the man we spoke to said he knew both of them. here is what he had to say. >> he used to come and pray
behind imam night prayer. he would come pray, and leave. basically. he would never speak. never made eye contact. he was very quiet. they are all in shock, basically. nobody believes it has happened. we just were overwhelmed and don't know how to react on something like this. it's horrible, horrible. it's a bad thing that has happened. >> you know, obviously, a few years ago abu salah attended the mosque here, became the suicide bomber in syria. now omar. the country looks at this little mosque and says something must be here. what do you say? >> i have no comment on that. i have no idea. you have to talk to the imam. i can't say anything. >> is there any sort of rhetoric here. >> no. there is no rhetoric, that, i can say. there is no rhetoric. can you listen to our imam. there is no rhetoric. nothing like that. we are against isis and all
this hamas and arched r. and r. arched are after and al qaeda. >> quiet community in fort pierce. >> griff, the orlando sentinel is reporting that mateen visited the pulse, which is behind me several times. they are reporting that we haven't confirmed it you have heard anything there about whether he visited the pulse several times before his slaughter on saturday night? >> we have not spoken to anyone yet who can confirm that we're hearing all sorts of things accomplices, even some of these folks may have gone to pulse. we have nothing to confirm that just yet. >> griff and thank you both. >> how did he legally get his hands on guns? catherine herridge is standing by to go "on the
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we're back. we're live in orlando covering this horrific terror attack where 49 innocent people were slaughtered. and the killer, omar mateen on the fbi's radar screen for years. >> more than 300 people dancing and having fun. a typical saturday night at pulse a gay nightclub in orlando. then, early sunday morning, gunfire suddenly erupts. [gunfire] it's the worst mass murder in u.s. history. omar mateen traveled twice
to saudi arabia. once in 2011 and again in 2012. mateen also on the fbi radar for three years. and on may 2013 mateen's co-workers reporting mateen to supervisors saying he had family ties to al qaeda. >> he said that he hoped law enforcement would raid his apartment and assault his wife and child so that he could martyr himself. >> the fbi interviewing mateen twice, the mass murdererred admits saying to co-workers out of anger because he was teased for being muslim. 10 months later the fbi investigation is closed. then in july 2014, the fbi is again knocking admah teen's door, this time for having ties to a u.s. suicide bomber. >> the killer knew him casually from attending the same mosque in that area of florida. >> comey says the second fbi investigation determined that any contact was minimal and his connection was not critical. the man who would become a terrorist mass murderer slipping through the cracks. >> fox news chief intelligence correspondent
catherine herridge has been working her sources. catherine, this is now an fbi investigation. what are they telling you? >> greta, look, the critical period appears to be in the spring of 2014 when omar mateen surfaced in the second fbi investigation. at that time when they were looking at this american suicide bomber, they went to that mosque where you just had that report from with griff. and they asked is there anyone else on the path to radicalization, and a witness there identified omar mateen and said this is a guy who is watching videos of the american cleric anwar al awlaki. and what we know from our ongoing reporting here at fox news is that people who are watching the videos or listening to the sermons of the american cleric who was targeted for death by the cia in 2011, they are well down the path to reaction. this is a common thread that we saw in the boston marathon bombing with the tsarnaev brothers as well as the san bernardino shooters. and, of course, most
significantly, with nidal hasan who was the shooter at fort hood in 2009. this is really a blazing red flag that an individual is going down that path, greta. >> you know, catherine, i read all of my facebook comments or a lot of them. one woman posted today, karen colley posted this question how could you, meaning the media, find out in such a short time so many shocking things about the shooter but it seems the background checks and homeland security walked away saying nothing there? how would the fbi answer that? >> well, this specific issue came up in that q and a session with the director after the news conference. and what we learned from the director is that after that first full 10 month fbi investigation concluded in march of 2014, omar mateen was taken off the watch list. during that 10 month period, that the investigation was going on, and he was on the watch list, if he had tried to buy a firearm during that
period, the fbi agents involved would have been flagged. once the investigation was closed, he was off that watch list and there were no real blocks after that to prevent him from buying those weapons, greta. we certainly a lot in 36 hours in the media that are terrifying. thank you. >> you are welcome. >> the ex-wife and father of the orlando terrorists are giving you a glimpse into this what kind of man this mass murderer was. you will hear from them. sheriff takes you inside armed standoff with the terrorist next. you owned your car
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stop cleaning. start swiffer ing this is a fox news alert. terror in orlando. the deadliest terror attack on american soil since 9/11. just after 2:00 a.m. on sunday, the first gunshot shattered the night. 49 innocent people gunned down, murdered. and for three horrifying hours omar mateen the killer held club goers hostage inside pulse nightclub. here is a look how the terrorist attack played out minute by minute. >> gunfire erupting inside an orlando nightclub. >> owe my god. people are getting shot, dude. >> get out of here, man. >> oh my god. >> 2:00 in the morning, an officer who was working at pulse nightclub engaged this gunman in a fire fight. >> the person i was with was shot in the back. i had to take my bandanna off and tie it up and put it in the bullet hole that was in his back so that he
wasn't bleeding. >> the fire was like -- changed another ammunition. changed and another ammunition. >> and ducked and dodged. >> the shooter has them in the women's bathroom hostage and he is going to die. then he said he has her and he is going to kill her. >> i don't have an official information that they have found his body yet. >> he made 911 calls from the club during the attack. he said he was doing this for the leader of isil. >> there is blood splatter. i didn't know in it was mind or somebody else's. >> the decision was made to rescue hostages that were in there. our swat officers exchanged gunfire with the suspect. [gunfire] >> >> the shooter inside the club is dead. >> both weapons that were found with this dead terrorist's body were purchased legally here in
florida in the last week. >> county sheriff jared l. demanding goes "on the record." good evening, sheriff. >> good evening. >> terrible circumstances but nice to see you, sir. sunday morning where were you when the shooting occurred. >> i had just gone to bed, actually, when i got the phone call and then made a decision to respond to the scene. >> and you got to the scene and you saw, what? a lot of police and sheriffs? >> by the time i got to the scene, there was probably over 200 law enforcement officers that were present. >> the killer inside was making 911 calls, he was he speaking with? >> he was speaking with a 911 operator at one point and then he was actually speaking to a hostage negotiator with the orlando police department. >> it took -- it was several hours before the law enforcement went in there the time before law enforcement went in there is it because he said something
you thought you might have success in talking him out thereof and releasing those hostages. >> actually the initial response of law enforcement officers went in immediately and they began to engage the individual who was firing and rescue innocent people. and so you probably have seen some video right from the onset there were orlando police officers orange county deputy sheriffs who were inside that building, who pinned the subject down so that he could not freely move throughout the building. >> what was he saying 911 call. >> making statements. he was making some type of prayer in arabic or some other language and he pledged allegiance to isis. >> so he never made any attempt to negotiate his way out? he intend to do die then? >> based on the information i was privy to it was really
one way communication. this individual came with a plan, he executed his plan, he was in the being deterred by the conversation with the negotiators. >> are there any others who are suspects or possibilities, people of interest? anybody in custody? >> at this point there is no one else in custody. of course, the investigation is ongoing. it is certainly possible that the fbi may arrest someone else if they can be proven to have participated in the overall planning of this horrific event. >> do you know if he has a girlfriend or anything or where she is? >> well, he had a wife. >> he was divorced from his wife. did he have a girlfriend, too? >> he was living with a woman in saint lucie county. she was described to me as his wife. whether or not they were legally married or not, i'm
not privy to that. but she describes herself as being his current wife. >> where is she? there is nobody at the apartment right now. she is not in police custody? >> she is not in police custody but she certainly has been interviewed by the fbi and other authorities there in port saint lucie. >> another report, make sure it's a rumor we can end it here. disney world had some sort of threat. was there a threat on disney world at this time? >> i'm not at liberty to get into the details of the investigation, but i can say that i have heard that there is something that we have to run down. the fbi will be looking into the movements and whereabouts of this individual paced on cellular phone records and other records he may have been here. it's more than likely he had been here at some point and probed into different locations to make a determination what he was going to do.
>> it's really weird. he drove 100 and some miles to come up here. why did he come all the way up here? any thoughts on that? if you are going to be a terrorist, why not do it closer to home? >> who knows? it's very difficult to get in the minds of individual who is mentally i will, evil is an excellent way to describe this individual. evil happened here in this community. >> sheriff, i know you have been in law enforcement forever. and i appreciate all work you and your fellow law enforcement do. thank you, sir. >> thank you very much. >> and donald trump and secretary hillary clinton saying very different things in the wake of this terror attack. senator jeff sessions is here next. my business was built with passion... but i keep it growing by making every dollar count.
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after paris, brussels, and san bernardino, i have laid out a plan to defeat isis and the other radical jihadists groups in the region and beyond. the attack in orlando makes it even more clear we cannot contain this threat. we must defeat it. >> i called for a ban after san bernardino and was met with great scorn and anger. but now, many years and i have to say many years but many are saying that i was right to do so and although the pause is temporary, we must find out what is going on. we have to do it. it will be lifted, this ban, when and as a nation we are in a position to properly and perfectly screen these people coming into our country. when i'm elected, i will suspend immigration from areas of the world where there is a proven history of
terrorism against the united states, europe or our allies. until we fully understand how to end these threats. i refuse to allow america to become a place where gay people, christian people, jewish people, are targets of persecution and intimidation by radical islamic preachers of hate and violence. [ applause ] this is not just a national security issue. it's a quality of life issue. >> alabama senator and chair trump national security advisory committee senator jeff sessions goes "on the record" from capitol hill. good evening, sir. >> good evening, greta, been a sad time, indeed. >> it really is especially down here you can feel it in the air. it's so horrible. senator, when donald trump talks about things that he will do if he is elected
president, he talks about not letting radical jihadists come in from other nations. this killer here wasn't -- was an american. he was born here. islamic extremism is here. how would he deal with that and what would you recommend him to do? >> well, you know, donald trump said it's importing of ideology that native born that caused this, but his father was clearly an extremist. the taliban member and properly done, he wouldn't have been admitted, i think. so we can protect the united states in many ways by a much more aggressive enforcement. in fact the immigration and nationality act specifically states that the president may prohibit the entry into the united states of any person or class of persons he believes is a detriment to the united states. so i think he would clearly
have that power. and it's time to use it to protect us. >> here's the problem with this killer is that no wall would have prevented him from getting his ideology. he got on the internet. the internet knows no walls. he got it reading things online. i know he traveled to saudi arabia two times. we don't know what he did there. he got radicalized about reading thing internet. what are you going to do about that. >> we have to be careful. we have to challenge our muslim friends to be more aggressive about this. for example, i remember distinctly in the civil rights days that major tv networks would go up to church leaders and preachers and ask can an african-american worship in your church and demand an answer. we need to have all our muslim friends condemn this kind of behavior and i think it's appropriate to ask it. but, yes, all of the people that are committing terrorism, greta, are not
just are not children of immigrants. many indeed are immigrants themselves. so we definitely have this problems that got to be confronted. >> i thought it was interesting what secretary clinton said. she says we can't contain. we must defeat isis. i thought that was a break or reach back at president obama. is he trying to contain and not defeat? i'm not sure what she meant by that but i don't know what your thoughts are. >> we do need to defeat this terrorist threat and we need to do it with great strength and commitment and determination. that's a new thing, i think from former secretary clinton it's also knew for her to say the words islamic terrorism. that was clearly by the strength of donald trump's arguments it's indefensible not to use those words. it's amazing that we see the kind of reluctance that we
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hospital. chief trauma surgeon dr. michael cheatham goes "on the record." how serious are the injuries? are some of them not going to make it? >> luckily, many of the patients are doing very, very well. i anticipate the patient we still have in the hospital will likely all to survive. we wouldn't have thought that yesterday morning with the terrible gunshots wounds that they sustained but the patients are doing much better today. >> when did you first hear about the shooting. >> so i heard within a few minutes of the event. one of my partners, dr. chadwick smith, who was on call in the hospital called me up and the entire phone call probably took maybe seven seconds. he said i have 20 gunshot wounds. i need you. and hung up the phone and immediately drove in along with one of our other partners. >> what did you do? what did you confront when you got there? >> chad was trying to handle about 15 gunshot wounds at that time. so, my other partner and i took a quick look.
we each took a patient upstairs to the operating room and we made the decision at that point that we needed more manpower. we called in three additional surgeons. so we had six surgeons in the hospital operating within probably 45 minutes. >> where do you get the surgeons? because i assume a lot of them don't know gunshot wounds. when i practiced law there are certain hospitals you went to for gunshot wounds and certain hospitals you don't go to for gunshot wounds. >> only level one trauma center in central florida. we see sometimes 5 or 6 gunshot wounds a night. it's a regular occurrence. we don't see 44 gunshot wounds in a night. >> have you ever seen anything like this? >> nothing like this. we train for such an event. we never expect it to have it happen. >> so how long were you at the hospital once you arrived until you finally got some time to leave? >> i got to the hospital yesterday morning probably about 2:20 or so. i left to come here.
>> so it's been nonstop work? >> pretty much. >> my partner joseph, the director of the trauma center there all night long. chadwick smith is back on call again tonight. >> i take it the gunshot -- do you have head injuries? i mean, really lasting debilitating injuries. >> that's typically the case. in this situation what we have identified is that the patients who received gunshot wounds to the head pretty much died in the club. what i think probably happened is that those victims that were shot elsewhere, chest, abdomen, extremities, managed to get out of the club as people were leaving, and they were able to be carried to the hospital. but those that sustained gunshot wounds to the head uniformly died. >> how close was the hospital. >> the hospital was only three blocks away. >> it helps. >> tremendous. that is why we have had the excellent outcome that we have had is that patients
got to us so quickly. >> doctor, thank you for joining us, i should add he is on the board of samaritan's purse and does medical work for samaritan's purse and so does his father so i am a great fan of. thank you for being here. >> glad to be here, thank you. >> what do the orlando exterrorist wife and father have to say? you will hear from them next. festyle. and it keeps my investments fully mobile... even when i'm on the move. sign up at etrade.com and get up to six hundred dollars. introduces new, easy-to-swallow tablets. so now, there are more ways, for more people... to experience... complete protection from frequent heartburn. nexium 24hr. the easy-to-swallow tablet is here.
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family and i apologize for what my son did and i'm as sad and as mad at. >> you in the beginning, he was a normal being that cared about family, love to do joke and love to do have fun. a few months after we were married i saw his instability. and i saw that he spiteful and get mad out of nowhere. then i started worrying about my safety. he started abusing me physically very often and not allowing me to speak to my family. keeping me hostage from them he was mentally unstable and mentally i will. that's the only explanation that i can give and he was obviously disturbed. >> killer's ex-wife says she cut off contact from him years ago. that's all for now. we will see you again tomorrow night right here 7:00 p.m. eastern from
orlando. the "on the record" team is staying to pound the pavement and investigate all angles of this horrific terror attack. tomorrow i will interview the man many call radical ex-con imam tied to the radical terrorist. good night. >> "the o'reilly factor" is on, tonight. >> it was complete mayhem. everybody was so nervous. >> get along. -- such a short time. >> god be with them. got bless their soul. it's hard. >> the mass murder in orlando now has implications in the presidential race. tonight, we will talk with donald trump and talking points will define the main issues. >> to me, radical jihadiism, radical islamism, mean the same thing. i'm happy to say either. >> hillary clinton now using the words radical islam but president obama still will not. we will analyze that also tonight, charles