Details are beginning to trickle in about the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando last night that left 20 dead and more injured, and one news outlet is already reporting a name.
CBS News (UPDATE –– other outlets have corroborated) is reporting this morning an ID for the shooter, based on law enforcement sources:
Two law enforcement sources tell @cbsnews the Orlando gay club shooter is Omar Mateen – a U.S. citizen from Port Saint Lucie, FL.
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) June 12, 2016
JUST IN: Orlando shooting suspect identified as Omar Mateen of St. Lucie country, FL https://t.co/1BeTeoZuSN
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) June 12, 2016
— Daralene Jones (@DJonesWFTV) June 12, 2016
The FBI said at a press conference hours ago that it’s possible radical Islamic terrorism may have been a motive, though that has not been confirmed yet.
UPDATE –– 10:44 am EDT: You can find more details about the gunman here.
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