Orlando Pulse club attack: gunman behind shooting that killed 50 ‘named as Omar Mateen’
Gunman who opened fire with assault rifle, and equipped with ‘suspicious device’, reportedly a 29-year-old US citizen
The gunman behind a suspected terrorist attack that killed 50 people at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando is believed to be a US citizen of Afghan heritage named as Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old man from #Florida.
He is alleged to have opened fire at the Pulse Club in the early hours of Sunday, taking hostages, killing many and hospitalising 53. Raising the alarm in the early hours of Sunday morning, staff at the venue posted on Facebook: “Everyone get out of pulse and keep running”. .