14 June, 2016
Fifty-three people were wounded in the rampage.
Omar Mateen allegedly purchased his guns at St. Lucie Shooting Center.
The breached walls of the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. "We are working as diligently as we can on that", Bentley told a news conference.
Amid an ongoing investigation into a possible motive, Orlando Police Chief John Mina gave more details Monday on the run-up to the SWAT raid that ended the crisis.
"I can not imagine being one of the parents or knowing that your loved one might be among those who are deceased and waiting to find out", Mr Dyer said. About 15 to 20 people were in another bathroom.
"We are saying we are apologising for the whole incident". It matters that Omar Mateen had reportedly been outraged by two men kissing before he killed 50 people at a gay club, for instance.
From that point, "it kind of stabilised and the suspect had barricaded himself in the bathroom", and there was no shooting during the subsequent standoff, the chief said.
As Us Weekly previously reported, Omar reportedly called 911 and pledged his allegiance to ISIS and praised the Boston Marathon bombers prior to committing the very bad crime.More news: Romney loyalists ponder a future with Trump
"We haven't heard anything, don't know anything", Leal said, fighting back tears.
But, he added: "He really wasn't asking for a lot and we were doing most of the asking".
The bloody attack which Mateen allegedly perpetrated on June 12 betrays the impotency of such waiting periods.
But in the wake of these tragedies, we must always do not forget to focus not just on the awful hateful attack of one man, but on the heroes who protected each other, the police officers who risked their lives to save others, the dozens and dozens who answered the call to donate blood that was desperately needed, and remember that we are a country that comes together in a time of tragedy. However, he said a sentiment among those in attendance on Sunday night was that, if nothing else, the attack should spur a renewed effort throughout the country to create stricter gun laws. Dozens of people escaped, and Mateen was gunned down as he emerged through the hole, police said. "We were able to save and rescue dozens and dozens of people", Mina said. "I don't think he was radicalized. But he also appeared to claim solidarity with the perpetrators of the Boston Marathon bombings and solidarity with the Florida man who died as a suicide bomber in Syria for Al-Nusra Front - a group in conflict with the so-called Islamic State". He was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, not once, but twice. And then the parent of the lone wolf becomes us. "He admitted making the statements his co-workers reported, but explained that he did it in anger because he thought his co-workers were discriminating against him and teasing him because he was Muslim". Mateen had multiple security licenses, according to Henson.
The government of Saudi Arabia said Mateen had travelled to that country twice to make a religious pilgrimage.
Though the Orlando shooter was born in the U.S., Trump continued to propose sweeping changes to the nation's immigration rules as the cornerstone of his anti-terror plan.
The Republican did not repeat suggestions he'd made in earlier television interviews that Obama may not be taking tougher action against terrorism because he may sympathize with the perpetrators.
The bloody rampage reverberated on the United States presidential campaign trail, where presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton, his likely opponent in the 8 November election, clashed over how to confront violent Islamist extremists.