Here's what we know about Florida nightclub shooter Omar Mateen
Here's what the ABC News and AFP have put out about him:
New Delhi: The attacker behind the deadly Florida nightclub shooting has been identified as 29-year-old US-born citizen Omar Mateen.
Here's what the ABC News and AFP have put out about him;
# Omar Mateen is accused of shooting dead at least 50 people and injuring 50 others at the Pulse Nightclub, a gay club in Orlando, Florida.
# Mateen's parents were born in Afghanistan.
# Mateen was "on the radar" of US officials for some time, but was not the target of a specific investigation.
# A police officer working at the club exchanged fire with Mateen at 2 am.
# Mateen then took hostages, holding them for hours.
# At approximately 5 am, a SWAT team shoots Mateen dead.
# Authorities are yet to rule out Islamic extremism angle.
# Mateen's father said that his son was motivated by hatred of gays and not by his Muslim religion.