Embassy working to determine if any Australians have been affected by US shooting

The Australian Embassy in Washington is trying to determine if any Australians have been affected by the tragic shooting at Orlando nightclub Pulse.

Embassy working to determine if any Australians have been affected by US shooting

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At this stage it has not received any advice of Australians being impacted by the deadly incident in Florida, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

A spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has said the embassy remains in contact with local authorities.


Law enforcement officials investigate near the Pulse Nightclub where Omar Mateen allegedly killed at least 50 people. Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Lights and sirens filled downtown Orlando after the shootings at Pulse nightclub. Photo: AP

"At this stage, the Embassy has not received any advice of Australians affected," the spokesperson said.

Anyone who holds concerns for their family members or friends is urged to contact them directly.

"If you are unable to contact them and still hold concerns for their welfare, you should call the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s 24 hour Consular Emergency Centre on 1 300 555 135, or +61 2 6261 3305 (if calling from overseas),” a spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said.


The aftermath of the shooting at Orlando nightclub Pulse has left the world reeling as friends and family members scramble for information about their loved ones.

Details are now emerging about some of the 50 victims who were mercilessly shot down at a popular gay nightclub in Florida in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The names of eight victims were released by City of Orlando council, leading to mass tributes and an outpouring of emotional messages on the victims' social media pages.

Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34, Stanley Almodovar III, 23, Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20, Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22, Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36, Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22 and Luis S. Vielma, also 22, were all killed when gunman Omar Mateen opened fire around 2am on Sunday morning.

Pictured: Omar Mateen.

Stanley Almodovar III was one of the victims named after the shootings in Orlando. Photo: Facebook

29-year-old Mateen was shot on the scene after police stormed the building.

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