ORLANDO: At least 50 people were killed and 53 others were injured as an unidentified gunman took hostages and opened fire in a crowded gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
This is worst mass shooting tragedy in the history of United States.
— Nic Hornstein (@nichornstein) June 12, 2016
Police have identified the gunman of the Florida nightclub shooting as Omar Mateen.
Mateen, born in 1986, is a U.S. citizen from Port Saint Lucie, FL.
There has so far been no motive confirmed for the shootings, but FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Ron Hopper said the gunman “may have leanings” toward Jihadist ideology, reported Dailymail.co.uk.
But the FBI has said the gunman was “organised and well-prepared.”