Florida governor: “Clearly an act of terror.”

ORLANDO, FL (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is calling the shooting at a gay Orlando nightclub “heartwrenching” and says people who went into the building knowing there was an active shooter are heroic.

He spoke Sunday afternoon at a news conference, hours after 50 people were killed. Officials have said 53 more are hospitalized.

Scott urged people to donate blood. He says officials are doing everything they can.

He says the massacre was “clearly an act of terror.”

He adds, “To take that number of lives is clearly an act of terror.”

Officials have said they’re investigating whether the incident was an act of terrorism.

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