President Obama briefed on Orlando Shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) - WASHINGTON (WHDH) — The White House released a statement on the deadly Orlando nightclub shooting:

“The President was briefed this morning by Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, on the tragic shooting in Orlando, Florida.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of the victims. The President asked to receive regular updates as the FBI, and other federal officials, work with the Orlando Police to gather more information, and directed that the federal government provide any assistance necessary to pursue the investigation and support the community. “

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