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As victims' names emerge, a nightmare for those left waiting

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ss than a mile from the worst mass shooting in US history relatives are survivors are gathered here trying to find information about loved ones and those who were named missing. I'm Latisha Stein with the Reuters news service. Here at the community center where authorities have been interviewing people, trying to learn more about the victims and those who are hospitalized but not yet identified.
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A still quilted woman who is here and all day long has been calling her brother. The phone just rings and rings and rings, she's still heard nothing. She came here to do an interview with authorities and share information about her brother and the hopes that he might be identified.
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I spoke with another woman. She received a call from her friend who had stayed at the club at 2 AM and the background she heard shooting and screaming as the friend told her he was hiding underneath some form of a table cloth, so that he would not be seen by the shooter.
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He managed to get away, others were not so lucky. Authorities have said that at least 50 people were killed in the shootings and many, many more were injured. The death toll still could rise. We're still just beginning to learn the identities of the victims, whose names are being released a few at a time as next of kin are notified.
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We also are still learning more about the motives of the shooter and how he planned and carried out his attack. However, none of the information is likely to be of much comfort to families who will be grieving in the days to come, and much more information will become available to them about what happened and also who all was affected by this horrible tragedy.