Victims of the Pulse Orlando shooting named

Behind The News

Terrorist Omar Mateen shot dead 50 people and wounded at least 53 more during the massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando in the early hours of Sunday morning – and called 911 just before the attack to pledge allegiance to ISIS.

Mateen, 29, of Port St. Lucie in Florida, reportedly laughed as he sprayed bullets into the crowded club before he was shot dead by a SWAT team several hours after launching his horrific massacre with a legally bought assault rifle and pistol.

Although US officials do not know if the attack was directed by ISIS, Mateen, who worked as a security guard, was inspired by the terror group and has been investigated by the FBI twice over his suspected terror links. He also attended the same Mosque as an American suicide bomber.

ISIS’s Amaq news agency said the terror group was responsible for the shooting and says Mateen was one…

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