An American-born man pledged allegiance to ISIS gunned down 50 individuals early Sunday at a gay nightclub in Orlando, the deadliest mass shooting in the United States and the country’s most exceedingly awful dread assault since 9/11.
Mateen conveyed an ambush rifle and a gun into the stuffed Pulse club around 2 a.m. Sunday and began shooting, killing 50 individuals and injuring no less than 53, police said.
The shooter, Omar Mateen, 29, of Fort Pierce, Florida, was met by the FBI in 2013 and 2014 however was not observed to be a risk, the FBI said.
Mateen called 911 amid the assault to vow loyalty to ISIS and said the Boston Marathon aircraft, as indicated by a U.S. official.
After a standoff of about three hours, while individuals trapped inside the club called and informed friends and relatives, police engaged in a shooting with Mateen and subsequently killed him.
Mateen’s family, who are from Afghanistan, said expressed shock in the wake of seeing two men kiss in Miami, yet they didn’t think of him as religious and didn’t know of his association with ISIS.
Thirty-nine individuals and Mateen were proclaimed dead at the scene, with two bodies found in the parking lot, Mayor Buddy Dyer said. Eleven individuals were taken to the hospital and confirmed dead
The City of Orlando is posting names of the deceased on a site after close relative are informed. The youngest individual among the initial seven named, Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, was 20 years of age.