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Orlando Fire Chief commends his crews for their level of professionalism during club shooting

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Posted at 9:54 AM, Jun 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-17 12:21:57-04

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Orlando Fire Chief Roderick Williams says his crews transported multiple people from the Pulse nightclub after the shooting.

On Friday, Williams told reporters that as a crew pulled up to the gay nightclub in Orlando to transport a victim on Sunday morning, "multiple people were jumping in the same ambulance."

Williams says as his crews pulled up near the scene "people wanted help."

Officials say 49 people were killed when Omar Mateen went into the gay nightclub and began shooting. Some 53 people were injured.

The chief says his department has a system in place to deal with disasters, "but no one expected this."

He says he commends his crews for their level of professionalism during the shooting.