Sunday, June 12, 2016

America's most deadly mass shooter, 29, called 911 to pledge allegiance to ISIS before shooting dead 50 in Orlando gay nightclub
  • US citizen Omar Mateen, 29, opened fire inside Pulse gay club in Orlando in the early hours of this morning  
  • Mateen, from Port St. Lucie in Florida, killed at least 50 people, injured 53 and took party-goers hostage
  • Police used an explosive device to distract the gunman and rescued around 30 people who had been taken hostage
  • Officers engaged in gunfire with the man and an officer was shot in the head, but he was saved by his helmet
  • Mateen was shot dead by officers shortly after 5am - three hours after the massacre began
  • See more of the latest news on the Orlando shooting at Pulse gay club as gunman shoots at least 50 dead  
The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the Orlando gay club massacre and says the gunman that slaughtered at least 50 people was one of its fighters.
Shooter Omar Mateen, 29, from Port St. Lucie in Florida, opened fire at Pulse night club in the early hours of this morning. 
At least 50 people were killed and 53 others were injured in the shooting in the deadliest mass shooting in US history and the first time ISIS has claimed responsibility for an attack US soil.
A surgeon at Orlando Regional Medical Center said the death toll was likely to climb. 
Shortly before the attack, Mateen, who was born in New York to Afghan parents, called 911 and pledged allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, law enforcement officials told NBC News

 Gunman pledged allegiance to ISIS before Florida massacre
June 12, 2016

he Federal Bureau of Investigation three times interviewed Omar Mateen for having alleged terrorist ties before he killed 50 people and injured 53 others at a gay nightclub in Orlando, the deadliest shooting in U.S. history.
The names of four of the people he killed were just released. They are: Edward Sotomayor Jr., Stanley Almodovar III,  Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo and Juan Ramon Guerrero.
FBI learned of Mateen in 2013 after he made inflammatory remarks to coworkers and alleged terrorist ties, said FBI Special Agent In Charge Ron Hopper.
The FBI investigated and interviewed witnesses and Mateen, but closed the investigation. He came to the FBI's attention again in 2014 for making contact with a suicide bomber. FBI determined their connection was minimal and closed the investigated

WFTV: Terrorist ‘was organized and well prepared' during deadly nightclub mass shooting, official says

 ORLANDO, Fla. —
Fifty people were killed and 53 injured Sunday morning when a gunman opened fire inside an Orlando nightclub, police say.
The FBI classified the shooting spree as an act of domestic terrorism.

An on-duty officer was at the club and responded at about 2 a.m., returning fire and backing the gunman into a bathroom at Pulse Nightclub, 1912 S. Orange Ave.
At that point, the incident became a hostage situation, Orlando Police Chief John Mina said.
Investigators were in contact with some of the hostages inside the club and at about 5 a.m., “the decision was made to rescue the hostages that were in there,” he said.
OPD SWAT stormed the building, using an armored vehicle to break down a wall and explosive devises as distractions, he said.
Officers engaged the gunman, who was shot and killed, and were able to rescue 30 hostages, Mina said.
One officer was injured when he was hit in the head by one of the gunman’s bullets, but sustained only an injury to the eye, thanks to his Kevlar helmet, Mina said.
The helmet “saved his life,” he said.

 CBS News: ISIS Claims Responsibility For Orlando Nightclub Attack That Left 50 Dead

 The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has claimed responsibility for the shooting, CBS News reports. The terror group’s news organization, Aamaq Agency, said the attack was “carried out by an Islamic State fighter

50 killed in Florida nightclub, shooter pledged ISIS allegiance
Updated 4:32 PM ET, Sun June 12, 2016

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