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Sunday, June 12, 2016

At Least 20 Dead, Dozens Injured at Florida Gay Club Shooting, Gunman Dead


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"A gunman killed at least 20 people and injured 42 others in a gay nightclub in Florida early on Sunday before police shot him dead in what U.S. authorities described as a "terrorism incident."

"A senior FBI official said there were suggestions that the gunman might have had leanings toward Islamic State militants but that this required further investigation.

"The suspected gunman was identified by relatives and law enforcement officials as Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old from Fort Pierce, Fla, The Washington Post and other media reported.

"The suspected Islamic extremist who killed about 20 people after taking party-goers hostage inside a gay club in Orlando has been identified.

"Law enforcement sources have identified the shooter, who was wielding an assault rifle and a handgun, as US citizen Omar Mateen, from Port St. Lucie in Florida.

"The gunman, who was born to Afghan parents, was carrying a suspicious device, possibly a suicide vest, when he opened fire on the dance floor inside Pulse in the early hours of this morning." . . .

. . . "The killings took place less than four miles from where The Voice singer and YouTube star Christina Grimmie, 22, was shot dead at The Plaza Live in Orlando on Friday." . . .
Emphasis mine, TD 

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