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Orlando Shooter Reportedly Identified as Omar Saddiqui Mateen

Orlando Shooter Reportedly Identified as Omar Saddiqui Mateen

Officials have identified the man responsible for taking at least 50 lives during a shooting inside a gay nightclub on Saturday (June 11) in Orlando, Fla.

According to CNN, the shooter’s name is Omar Saddiqui Mateen, a 29-year-old man from Afghanistan, who is now dead.

He reportedly opened fire at Pulse at around 2AM. He took hostages and proceeded to take part in a gun shootout with police until they attempted to rescue the hostages at around 5AM.

As least 50 have been killed and 53 have been hospitalized.

This is officially the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.

Our thoughts are with the friends and families of all the victims.

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  • marsshmallow

    Seriously, a shooting in Orlando again? Didn’t see that one coming

  • teddanger

    Untrue…from Florida. If they can’t even fact check the simple things, are they journalists?

  • Koos

    the name of ‘Omar’ must be a shame from now?

    ……..OMAR SHARRIF TOO?

  • unpleasantfacts478

    Nah, look at all the Muhammads.

  • NiNjA

    The worst mass shooting in U.S. history… committed by a Muslim. Donald Trump was right. We have to save our country before its too late. These radical Democrats are ruining us by letting in these savages. Only Trump looks out for the American people!

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  • Totally Amazed

    The shooter was born in New York, he was abusive for a long time according to ex wife, he was on the no fly list, and still able to buy an assault weapon. Some seem to think he was a registered democrat, but funny thing is, the conservatives say the democrats are anti-gun, pro-gay, pro-diverse religion, and funniest part of that is, he was almost a perfect conservative.
    Pro-life until born, then needs the largest capacity firearm to kill as many as they can?
    But the democrats are pro-choice and actually support guns, just demand they be treated like vehicles where you need to register them, be trained, periodic checks on all, and insurance.

    This guy was a mental case who could have benefited from some serious help and may have prevented a tragedy, yet, we want to dissolve the issue by saying one side wants to take all guns away, blame all muslims, and if they were not gay, they would not have been shot.

  • Totally Amazed

    The shooter was born in New York, he was abusive for a long time according to ex wife, he was on the no fly list, and still able to buy an assault weapon. Some seem to think he was a registered democrat, but funny thing is, the conservatives say the democrats are anti-gun, pro-gay, pro-diverse religion, and funniest part of that is, he was almost a perfect conservative.
    Pro-life until born, then needs the largest capacity firearm to kill as many as they can?
    But the democrats are pro-choice and actually support guns, just demand they be treated like vehicles where you need to register them, be trained, periodic checks on all, and insurance.

    This guy was a mental case who could have benefited from some serious help and may have prevented a tragedy, yet, we want to dissolve the issue by saying one side wants to take all guns away, blame all muslims, and if they were not gay, they would not have been shot.