Omar Mateen Identified As Pulse Nightclub Shooter
The killer in the Orlando nightclub slaughter is 29-year-old Omar Mateen. TMZ has done a records search and found he held a Florida security officer license and a state firearms license.
He’s an American citizen and he has family that are not — his parents are Afghan. Authorities say he was a terrorist and was targeting gays. They say in addition to terrorism this is a hate crime.
Authorities also believe he is part of the radical Islam movement, although they do not know if it was an organized attack or if he was a lone wolf.
Law enforcement says he was well prepared, with an assault weapon, a handgun and 2 suspicious devices.
50 people were murdered and another 50 injured.
Matten’s father has since said that religion did NOT play a part in his son’s rampage. Instead he said his son’s actions were prompted by his disapproval of homosexuality.
This is officially the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.