Orlando Shooting leads To 50 People Killed
Mateen, who was armed with an assault-type rifle and a handgun, was killed in a shootout with at least 11 police officers inside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Authorities identified the shooter on Sunday as Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old man born in New York with Afghan origins. Almost 50 Killed In Orlando Shooting.
The suspect exchanged gunfire with a police officer working at the club, which had more than 300 people inside. Omar Mateen, the perpetrator of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, had expressed support for multiple armed Islamist movements and people.
The attack appears to be homegrown terrorism carried out by legally purchased firearms, President Barack Obama said in the Oval Office. He said there wasn’t any evidence the attacker was under direction from a terrorist network, or carrying out any group’s larger plot. Mateen, the U.S.-born son of Afghan immigrants, was fatally shot by police who stormed Orlando’s Pulse club with armored cars after a three-hour siege.
Mateen, who was armed with an assault-type rifle and a handgun, was killed in a shootout with at least 11 police officers inside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Ron Hopper, special FBI agent in charge of the Orlando office, confirmed that Mateen was interviewed twice by the agency in 2013, after he made “inflammatory comments” to co-workers alleging possible “terrorist ties”. This leads to 50 Killed In Orlando Shooting.