According to the “Palm Beach Post,” Orlando shooter Omar Mateen, tried to buy body armor before opening fire on The Pulse Orlando, on Sunday, June 12, 2016. Mateen fatally shot and killed 49 people and seriously injured more than 50 others at the popular gay nightclub.
The name of the store has not been released. However, a store official told CNN, they had refused to sell the body armor to Mateen.
As of 3:46 p.m. EST, on June 13, reports state that in Mateen’s apartment in Fort Pierce, Florida, officials found a dry erase board with a prayer written on it from the Quran.
3:12 p.m. update: Florida’s Governor, Rick Scott, visited a local Orlando community center. He talked to families of the victims of this tragic event.
At 2:45 p.m., the identities of 45 of the victims were released. A survivor shot a video of the shooting and posted it to her Snap Chat. According to the “Palm Beach Post,” in an FBI meeting. the Director, James Comey, stated there was no reason to believe Mateen was part of a terrorist group.
According to Comey, in Mateen’s last call to 911, he pledged his undying loyalty to the Islamic State.
Written By Brandy Combs
Edited by Jeanette Smith
Palm Beach Post: Report: Mateen tried to purchase body armor before Orlando shooting
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