Orlando Nightclub Shooting | At Least 50 Dead, Omar Mateen identified as shooter
A shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub early Sunday morning has been described as a “domestic terror incident” with 50 fatalities and 53 injured, hospitalized individuals, officials said.
The shooter has been identified by officials as Omar Mateen of St. Lucie County, Florida.
FBI assistant agent in charge of the agency’s Tampa division, Ron Hopper, was asked at a news conference on Sunday at 7 a.m. if the shooter, who was shot and killed by police, had ties to Jihadist terror groups.
“At this time we’re looking at all angles right now,” the official said. “We do have suggestions that that individual may have leanings towards that, that particular ideology. But right now we can’t say definitively, so we’re still running everything around.”
The FBI also said the shooter “was organized and well-prepared,” adding “he is not from this area.”
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