FBI assistant agent in charge of the agency’s Tampa division Ron Hopper makes an extraordinarily hesitant, weaselly statement when asked if the shooter was a jihadi: “At this time we’re looking at all angles right now. We do have suggestions that that individual may have leanings towards that, that particular ideology. But right now we can’t say definitively so we’re still running everything around.” He knows who is running the show and will soon be charging him with “Islamophobia” if he doesn’t do his best to obfuscate the grim reality.
“Shooting at Orlando Nightclub a ‘Domestic Terror Incident,’ Approximately 20 Dead, Officials Say,” by David Caplan, ABC News, June 12, 2016:
A shooting at an Orlando nightclub early Sunday morning has been described as a “domestic terror incident” with at least 20 fatalities and at least 42 wounded, hospitalized individuals, officials said.
At a press conference on Sunday at 7 a.m., FBI assistant agent in charge of the agency’s Tampa division Ron Hopper was asked if the shooter, who was shot and killed by police, had ties to Jihadist terror groups. “At this time we’re looking at all angles right now.” the official said. “We do have suggestions that that individual may have leanings towards that, that particular ideology. But right now we can’t say definitively so we’re still running everything around”
The FBI also said the shooter “was organized and well-prepared,” adding “he is not from this area.”
Officials at the press conference said a police officer working at the club responded to shots fired at 2:02 a.m., and the officer then exchanged fire with the gunman — who has yet to be identified.
It then turned into “a hostage situation,” when the gunman when inside the club and took hostages. The gunman had an assault rifle, handgun and “some kind of device on him.” At approximately 5 a.m., the SWAT team made the decision to rescue the hostages, officials said. The shooter was killed in a gunfight with those officers.
There were about 320 people inside the club at the time of the shootings, officials said.
Then at 5:53 a.m. Orlando police tweeted, “The shooter inside the nightclub is dead,” referring to Pulse Nightclub.
“This can be classified as a domestic terror incident,” Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said at the press conference….