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This Facebook Status About The Orlando Shooting Is Horrifying

First responders described the sounds of phones ringing in the pockets of the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting.

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At least 49 people were killed after Omar Mir Seddique Mateen opened fire on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, around 2 a.m. Sunday morning. At least 53 wounded people were taken to hospitals, including one injured police officer.

Carvin told BuzzFeed News that he thinks that sometimes it's the sounds, and not the images, of something traumatic that haunt you the most.

"The reactions I received [on Facebook] were similar to how I initially reacted to it," Carvin said. "When you imagine the situation — of first responders standing amongst the dead for the very first time, mobile phones ringing incessantly — it's absolutely haunting. And you can only imagine how the experience will forever change the lives of those first responders."

You can watch CBS reporter Scott Pelley discussing the aftermath of the shooting here.

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Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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