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Orlando nightclub shooting

Police identify Florida nightclub shooting suspect

Police have identified Omar Saddiqui Mateen, an American-born citizen who lived in Port St. Lucie, Florida, as the suspect in Sunday's mass casualty shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando.

Mateen was "on the radar" of officials prior to the incident, though he was not subject to any active investigation. His parents were born in Afghanistan.

During the premeditated attack, Mateen was armed with multiple weapons, including "some kind of device" which has yet to be specified. After opening fire for several minutes, he created a hostage situation and died around 5 a.m. in a gunfight with police inside Pulse.