And he pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.
“Orlando Nightclub Shooting,” Reuters, June 12, 2016:
A man armed with an assault rifle and a handgun stormed a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and killed 50 people in the worst U.S. mass shooting in history.
Here’s what we know so far:
The shooter, identified by authorities as Omar S. Mateen, was killed by police. CBS News reported that he was born in Port St. Lucie, Florida, and that his parents were from Afghanistan.
Islamic State claims responsibility, according to AMOQ News Agency.
President Obama calls the shooting “an act of hate and an act of terror.”…