A man who saw his best friend fatally shot during the Orlando massacre at a gay club has described waiting for death during a three-hour ordeal at the hands of gunman Omar Mateen.
Richard Aiken had been looking forwards to a night out with his friend Tevin Crosby but instead was caught up in the horrific attack in which 49 people were killed, he told ITV News International Affairs Editor Rageh Omaar.
The friends were in the bathroom when they heard gunshots before being confronted by Mateen, who gunned down clubbers packed into the stalls together.
"We can hear the shots getting closer and closer," he said as the gunman approached before opening fire on the terrified group.
After each shot I just kept wondering am I next? Is this going to hurt? Where is he going to shoot me?
Mr Aiken only discovered afterwards that his best friend was among the 49 dead.
"I don't have a best friend anymore, I don't have a person I can call," he said.
Employees at a gun shop refused to sell Omar Mateen bulk ammunition because he was acting suspiciously.
The Orlando mass shooting - the worst in modern US history - has reignited the gun control debate in America.
Omar Mateen is said to have called Orlando's News 13 about 45 minutes after the shooting at the Pulse nightclub began.