Orlando nightclub Pulse released back to owner
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Law enforcement has released the Pulse nightclub building, the site of last month's deadly mass shooting in Orlando, Fla., back over to its owner, according to The Associated Press.

The gay nightclub has been under the control of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Orlando Police Department since the June 12 shooting.


Gunman Omar Mateen killed 49 people and injured dozens more in the attack, which officials labeled an act of terrorism and a hate crime.

The lone gunman claimed allegiance to Islamic militants in carrying out the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, which stoked debate over gun control and radical ideology.

The club in a statement called the building's release "bittersweet."

A spokesperson for the building's owner said it's "too early to know" what the owner will do with the building, where cleaning crews have been spotted recently, but that the owner "wants to be thoughtful about it," according to the Orlando Sentinel