Orlando shooter, Omar Mateen was US citizen of Afghan descent

| Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 21:16
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The Florida Gov has declared a state of emergency following the shooting incident.

Florida: The Orlando shooter has been identified as Omar Mateen. He is a 29-year-old US citizen of Afghan descent and is a resident of Fort Pierce, Florida.
Early on Sunday, there was a shooting rampage at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida in which at least 50 people lost their lives and 53 were injured.
The shooter was shot dead by the police officials. The police had said that the accused also wore a bomb and held many people hostage inside the bar at the time of the shooting.
OPD first responders and SWAT rescued at least 30 people from inside the club and brought them out alive.
Chief John Mina said, "It is one of the worst mass shootings in our nation's history."
The Florida Gov has declared a state of emergency. The city of Orlando also declared a state of emergency.
Here is the hotline number that the Orlando Police are running:





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