Gunman identified as Omar Mateen, a U.S. citizen from Port St. Lucie, FL
Mateen, 31, has been identified as the shooter at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub.
Mateen was born to Afghan parents in 1986. CBS News reports Mateen has no apparent criminal history and that authorities are investigating whether he had ties to Islamic terrorism.
CBS News reports that authorities are “leaning towards Islamic terrorism” as a motive. Law enforcement sources said the shooting had similarities to the terror attacks in Paris and Brussels.