The authorities in Florida said Friday that Omar Mateen, whose June 12 rampage at an Orlando nightclub left 49 other people dead, was shot at least eight times by police officers who responded to the deadly mass shooting.
The Orange County medical examiner’s office released its report of Mr. Mateen’s autopsy on Friday, the same day local officials began to distribute their post-mortem findings about the victims of the attack, during which Mr. Mateen pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State.
The 32 death reports released on Friday were the first time that the authorities so publicly cataloged and detailed the injuries of the dead. The medical examiner’s office said in a statement that it had begun notifying family members on Thursday that the reports would be released under the state’s public records law. The office said it expected to publish all of its assessments by Wednesday night.
Officials reported their findings about the deaths of 28 men, including Mr. Mateen, and four women. The youngest victim whose autopsy was published was an 18-year-old woman; the oldest was a 41-year-old man.
Most of those who were killed died of multiple gunshot wounds, the autopsies showed. The placing of the shots varied; some people were wounded in the head, while others were shot in the torso, and still others were struck in their arms, neck or lower extremities.
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