Tragic Massacre at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando Florida
The news out of Orlando today is horrifying. 50 are confirmed dead including the shooter. We now know that this was an act of cowardice and terrorism. The shooter called 911 right before the shootings took place to pledge allegiance to ISIS.
The gunman, identified as 29-year-old Omar Mateen, had previously been investigated by the FBI.
Officials said that despite Mateen’s declaration, there was no evidence to support that he had been trained or instructed by the terror group or that he even had any direct connection to ISIS.
The Port St. Lucie, Fla., resident was killed in a shootout with police. Authorities say he came “organized and well-prepared,” armed with an assault rifle, handgun and another “suspicious device.” Today our prayers are with all of those who have been injured (about 50 as well) and all those who lost a family member or loved one in the carnage.