The identity of the shooter who committed, what appears to be, an act of radical Islamic terrorism at a Florida gay night club has been identified.
CBS has reported the terrorists identity as Omar Mateen. A 29-year-old from Port St. Lucie, Florida.
— Ginger Gadsden (@GingerGadsden) June 12, 2016
Mateen is an American citizen and his parents are of Afghan descent, according to CBS News.
Suspect in #Orlando, Omar Mateen is U.S. citizen from Port Saint Lucie, FL. His parents are from Afghanistan. He was born 1986.
— Ahmed Shihab-Eldin (@ASE) June 12, 2016
Investigators are currently trying to trace his online footprint to see if there were any indications of his attack before it occurred.
CBS has reported the shooter had “sympathies” toward Islamic extremism.
BPR has uncovered a voter registration of a 29-year-old Omar Mir Seddique Mateen that shows he is a registered member of the Florida Democrat Party. BPR cannot confirm at this time that this is linked to the shooter.
Below is a photo of a 29-year-old Omar Mateen of Port St. Lucie on MySpace. It has been reported, but we cannot confirm that this is the shooter.
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