McCrory: North Carolina ready to help in Orlando


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory says North Carolina state Secretary of Public Safety Frank Perry is in contact with the Department of Homeland Security assessing what help the state may be able to provide in wake of the Florida nightclub shooting.

Police say a gunman opened fire killing at least 50 people in the worst mass shooting in American history. Authorities are investigating it as an act of terrorism.

McCrory issued a statement Sunday calling the shooting a tragedy that should never happen in America. He says those killed were “innocent victims of an inexcusable act of violence.”

McCrory says his prayers go out to the families, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and the people of Orlando.

He says he’s contacted Florida Governor Rick Scott offering any assistance North Carolina can provide.

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