Researchers are just now beginning to dissect details about the Orlando night club shooting. They’ll look at everything from the shooter's history, events leading up to the event and what made this particular shooting so deadly.
A clinical researcher from the University of Maryland, Michael Egnoto, works at the Study of Terrorism and Response to Terrorism Center. He is looking into everything from the social media reports to warning systems.
"It’s a sad day when researchers like myself have to be getting and going through this type of data," said Egnaoto.
There were 49 lives taken in the shooting that lasted hours.
"On a personal level, this is a tragedy and deeply saddening," said Egnoto.
For researches, there are many factors as to why this was such a deadly attack.
"When talking about a night club one of the things that we often have in place is some kind of gateway to entry. Be it so we can control cover, people who can legally drink alcohol and are of age," explained Egnoto.
Even the lighting and music had an impact on the fatality rate and ability for first responders to intervene.
Researchers say these attacks are nearly impossible to stop from happening.
"And we all try to do what we can to lower the cost of these events as they happen in the future. The reality of the situation is, I do not believe these events are going to go away," said Egnoto.
But despite the horror of public shootings, "I would encourage people to never live in fear of these things they are very rare incidents. I would not encourage people to let it impact the way that they live."
Another aspect of this shooting that shocked researchers was that social media was highly accurate in sharing of information. No rumors of bomb threats or second shooter were shared. Egnoto says this is great for social media being helpful in real time during these incidents.