CBS News Reports Identity Of Orlando Nightclub Shooter Is Omar Mateen


CBS News is reporting that the gunman who killed 20 people and injured 42 others at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando is Omar Mateen or Omar Mir Seddique Mateen.

Mateen is 29-years-old and is a U.S. citizen from Port St. Lucie or Fort Pierce in Florida. Mateen has no apparent criminal history, according to federal law enforcement sources. Omar Mateen’s parents are reportedly from Afghanistan

Earlier, local FBI Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge Ron Hopper said that there are “suggestions that individual” shooter “may have leanings towards” Islamic terrorism. He also said that “We’re looking into all angles right now.”

We will have more details on the tragic shooting at the Orlando nightclub when they are released.


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