nightclub in Orlando on Sunday, June. It's not known if those weapons were used in the attack. Police say they do not yet know how many shots were fired, or whether the gunman reloaded during the attack. He was married in 2009 to a woman originally from Uzbekistan, according to the marriage license, but he filed documents to end the marriage in 2011. The Pulse nightclub shooting was the deadliest attack on lgbtq people in American history, and liberals and conservatives including then-presidential candidate Donald Trump assumed the shooting was based on the victims sexual orientation and gender identity.
Most recently he lived in Fort Pierce, about 120 miles southeast of Orlando. Omar Mir Seddique Mateen. America's deadliest mass shootings Police on leave Eleven Orlando police officers and three sheriff's deputies who exchanged gunfire with the suspect will be temporarily relieved of duty pending an investigation. People inside the club were communicating on their phones with law enforcement from that time until around.m., when authorities used an armored vehicle to break down the door of the building.
Christopher Hansen said he was getting a drink at the bar about.m. People escaped the bar by using chairs to break windows, while others reportedly sheltered inside the venue's toilets. Fearing explosives, police evacuated about 200 people from the apartment complex where he lived while they looked through his residence for evidence. Photos: Orlando nightclub shooting A swat team member arrives at the scene of the shooting. At a Sunday afternoon news briefing, FBI Assistant Special Agent Ronald Hopper said the agency was aware of Mateen. The husband and father-of-one had been a policeman for 29 years and was a professional firearms instructor. Salmans attorneys introduced evidence showing that, far from assisting the shooter, she was a victim of her husbands abuse, including frequent beatings and sexual assault.
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