Investigators want to ask if she knew about his plans in advance or helped scout targets. The City of Orlando website it compiling a list of the shooters victims as they are identified, and the next of kin are notified. Click for the c ontinually updated list. Also, Anderson cooper read a list of all 49 victims, and it was quite moving. He had to work hard not to break down. CNN 's andersoncooper shares an emotional tribute to the OrlandoShooting victims https: But they never met — until early Sunday morning. He said sometimes the killer would sit in the corner and drink by himself, and other times he would "get so drunk he was loud and belligerent".
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He said Mateen had once told him about his ex-wife, and that his friends had warned him to stay away from Mateen as "they thought he was a strange person". Meanwhile, the White House have said Mateen appeared to be a "homegrown extremist" who had touted support not just for IS, but other radical groups that are its enemies. He said Mateen was clearly "radicalised," at least in part via the internet. Mateen's supposed support to IS is one of several theories to emerge in the aftermath of the shooting that also left 53 people critically injured - five of the wounded are reported in grave condition, meaning the death toll could still rise.
His ex-wife has said Mateen suffered from a mental illness.
There are also suggestions that he was conflicted about his own sexuality, given his Afghan-immigrant father had suggested he may have acted out of anti-gay hatred. He said his son got angry recently about seeing two men kiss. Comey said the FBI was also trying to determine whether Mateen had recently scouted Disney World as a potential target, as reported by People.
The FBI chief defended the bureau's handling of Mateen during two previous investigations - in and in - into his apparent terrorist sympathies. As for whether there was anything the FBI should have done differently, "so far, the honest answer is, I don't think so," Comey said.
Orlando Police Chief John Mina said Mateen was "cool and calm" during phone calls with police negotiators.
Mina said he decided to send the SWAT team in and bash through a wall after Mateen holed up with hostages in a bathroom and began to talk about bombs and an explosive vest. As it turned out, Mateen had no explosives with him. During three calls with dispatchers, Mateen not only professed allegiance to the IS but also expressed solidarity with a suicide bomber from the Syrian rebel group Nusra Front, and a few years ago he claimed connections to Hezbollah, too — both IS enemies, according to Comey.
He gave his phone to the FBI for analysis, along with his login details for the application. Mateen's father Seddique denied that his son was closeted , saying, "If he was gay, why would he do something like this? The Wall Street Journal reported Mateen's ex-wife as saying that "[he] did feel strongly about homosexuality.
On June 16, The New York Times reported that the FBI was skeptical of reports that Mateen was "gay but 'closeted ' " and that he had made use of homosexual bars and apps.
With regard to reports of Mateen using its and other dating sites and apps for gay men, an Adam4Adam spokesman said, "I think it was a hoax. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is on record as saying of Mateen: It's entirely possible that he had a dual motive. The FBI investigated Mateen in May after he made "inflammatory" remarks while working as a security guard.
Mateen pledged allegiance to ISIL during his shooting. The FBI interviewed Mateen twice after opening an investigation; in these interviews, Mateen admitted to making the statements but "explained that he said them in anger because his co-workers were teasing him. Mateen had been placed on a terrorist watch list while the investigation was under way, but he was removed from it afterwards. The two had been acquainted and "attended the same mosque. Two months before the attack, Mateen transferred his share of a Port St. Lucie two weeks before the shooting.
A salesperson at the shop then said he contacted the FBI , but federal officials said they had no record of such a report, and the local sheriff's office also said it was unaware of the incident.
You kill innocent women and children by doing us airstrikes Officials briefed on the investigation also stated that Mateen went to an unspecified Walt Disney World theme park with his wife. An imam for a mosque in Kissimmee said Mateen prayed there with his wife and child during the week preceding the shooting. He released video footage showing what appeared to be Mateen on June 8, four days before the shooting, praying for about ten minutes.
Hours before the attack, Mateen stopped by his parents' home to visit his father, who said he did not notice anything strange about his son during the visit. On June 14, , NBC News reported that Noor Salman told the FBI she "drove him once to the gay nightclub, Pulse, because he wanted to scope it out,"  The FBI was almost immediately aware that this was not true, due to its review of cell phone location records from the day in question.
An official involved with the investigation told the Associated Press that authorities believed she knew about the plot beforehand, but were reluctant to charge her based only on this suspicion. On March 30, , an Orlando jury found her not guilty as the prosecution had not met its burden of providing evidentiary proof. According to the jury foreman, the jury felt she had vague foreknowledge of her husband's intentions.
The FBI agent's interrogation went untaped, meaning the jurors did not get to see or hear definitive evidence of her complicity, if there was any.
She had been held in jail awaiting trial since her arrest in California five months after the massacre. At approximately 2: Mateen took hostages after police arrived and engaged in a gunfight with him. At approximately 5: A total of 49 people were left dead along with Mateen and 53 others were injured. The bullets, fired from a short distance, went through and through from front to back, suggesting he was shot while facing officers. Several lacerations and "blunt-force injuries", such as bruising and scrapes to his torso, were found, although the origin of these wounds was unclear.
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