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Baltimore PD reaching out to LGBT community about safety

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Police Department says it is reaching out to the city's LBGT community to discuss concerns and safety after the massacre at a gay nightclub in Florida.

The police department said in a statement Sunday that it is offering its "heartfelt thoughts and prayers to those affected by this evil act of violence."

Officials say a gunman wielding an assault-type rifle opened fire at the Pulse Orlando before dying in a gunfight with SWAT officers. At least 50 people were killed and dozens of others wounded.

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