Orlando Nightclub Shooting: Gunman Identified

The gunman behind the fatal shooting at an Orlando nightclub, which killed 20 people and injured a further 42, has been identified by police as Omar Mateen.

Police have identified 29-year-old Omar Saddiqui Mateen as the suspect being investigated, following the fatal shooting at an Orlando nightclub, which has killed at least 20 people and injured a further 42 others.

It is believed Omar Mateen, a US citizen, was not on a terrorism watch list, though he was currently being investigated for a previous unrelated criminal act.

US officials have confirmed that the suspected attacker was Omar Mateen, a US citizen from Florida.

The FBI has said that there were some “suggestions” that the gunman, Mateen, had “leanings towards” radical Islamist ideology.

Local police have referred to the situation as a “domestic terror incident”.

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