Posted June 08, 2018 07:15:10 What you should know about Orlando shooting: 1.
The Orlando gunman, Omar Mateen, killed 49 people and injured 53 more.
He is suspected of being the father of an American soldier killed in Afghanistan.
Mateen was killed in a gun battle with police outside the Pulse nightclub.
Two gunmen stormed the nightclub, opening fire.
The FBI identified Mateen as the gunman in the shooting.
Police found three weapons, including an AR-15 assault rifle, on his body.
One of the shooters was shot dead by police after opening fire on the crowd.
The victims were taken to a hospital in critical condition.
A SWAT team used a robot to rescue the victims and recover the shooter’s body.
The shooter was killed by police while attempting to escape.
The gunman’s girlfriend told investigators that he had been in a relationship with her for five years and had been planning the attack for some time.
Police are looking for the suspect’s ex-girlfriend, who has not been named, and the gunman’s brother, who is a military veteran.
The suspect was wearing a fake ID and said he had a valid driver’s license, a social security card, a concealed carry permit and an active military ID card.
Police said they recovered a second, identical weapon that they believe was used in the attack.
Police have released a list of the victims.
There have been no other reports of injuries.
There are reports of people being transported from the nightclub in the back of a car.
The incident began when Mateen began firing inside Pulse nightclub at about 1:30 a.m. local time.
He fired at least four shots, killing 49 people, according to police.
Police identified Mateel as the shooter.
He died from his injuries at a hospital.
A total of 53 people were wounded in the shootings.
Mateer was later killed by law enforcement.
He was born in New York and grew up in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
It is not clear if he had any ties to the United States.
Police believe he was motivated by an Islamic ideology, which could be a motive for his rampage.
Police released a video of Mateen on Monday, hours after the massacre began.
The video was released to the public as part of a larger investigation into the shooting, which began when authorities say they received a 911 call from a man saying he was in a shooting and that he was armed.
Mateel, who was killed during the shooting rampage, told the 911 operator that he did not know who the person was or if he was the shooter, police said.
He then reportedly asked the dispatcher, “Who are you?” and the dispatcher responded, “My name is [redacted] and I am in the area of Pulse.”
Mateen also reportedly said that he and two others had been “fighting the system for a long time.”
Police said that the shooter was armed with a .223-caliber rifle and a handgun, and that one of the wounded victims was a US soldier.
At least seven people were shot and one police officer was wounded.
Orlando Police Chief John Mina said that police were still investigating the shooter and were looking for him.
Mina also said that Mateen did not appear to have any connection to any known terrorist group, adding that Matee had not expressed any desire to harm the community.
He said Matee appeared to be in the process of transferring from a military installation to a civilian one.
Officials say the shooter may have been motivated by ISIS propaganda.
Officials said Mateen is the father-in-law of a U.S. soldier killed on Saturday in Afghanistan who had served in the United Kingdom.
The attack occurred in Afghanistan, where the U.K. has a significant presence in the war-torn country.
Matee has no known ties to Islamic State, a group which has been accused of carrying out a string of attacks around the world.
Police say that the gunman may have had a history of domestic violence and that they are working with his family to try and understand what he was thinking when he entered Pulse nightclub, according the Associated Press.