Cops release gunman’s mugshot
This is Omar Mateen’s mugshot.
The suspect was reportedly being investigated over an unrelated crime at the time of the shooting.
However, the details of this crime remain unclear.
Omar Mateen is pictured in his police mugshot
Another picture has emerged to the alleged gunman taking a selfie, while holding his hand to his chin.
The alleged gunman poses for a selfie
Click here to read what we know so far about Mateen.
Gunman ‘specifically targeted gay club’
Omar Mateen is thought to have specifically targeted the gay club after seeing two men kissing in another city.
Speaking to NBC, the suspect’s dad, Mir Seddique, apologised for his son’s deadly actions.
He said: “We are saying we are apologising for the whole incident.
“We were not aware of the actions he was taking. We are in shock like the whole of the country.
“This had nothing to do with religion.”
He added that he believed Mateene carried out the killings after seeing two gay men kissing in Miami two months ago.
Omar Mateen is thought to have specifically targeted gays
‘This is clearly an act of terror’
Florida Governor Rick Scott says today’s mass shooting was ‘clearly an act of terror’.
Scott addressed reporters after a gunman slaughtered 50 people at the Pulse club in Orlando.
His comments followed Senator Bill Nelson’s comments that he believe that attack was linked to ISIS.
Here is Scott’s interview:
Senator in Florida says attack linked to ISIS
A senior senator from Florida has said he believed the attack was linked to ISIS.
Bill Nelson told journalists he thought Mateen was linked to the terror group.
Police said earlier they were investigating links to Islamist extremism.
Killer’s parents originally from Afghanistan
It is believed that Mateen’s parents are originally from Afghanistan.
In two pictures , the killer can be seen wearing New York Police Department (NYPD) tops.
The NYPD has said he had no association with their department and the tops can be bought in shops.
Heartbreaking pictures from outside police headquarters
These heartbreaking pictures show witnesses to the killings as well as friends and relatives grieving near the police headquarters.
Police are keen to speak to anybody who was in the club last night.
Demetrice Naulings sobs outside the Orlando Police Headquarters
A state of emergency has now been declared in Orlando.
Friends and family members embrace outside the Orlando Police Headquarters