Nightclub Shooting Suspect Legally Purchased Firearms
Details are finally emerging about the man who carried out the worst terror attack in the US since the attacks of September 11, 2001.
Armed with an AR-15 and a handgun, the gunman shot more than 100 people, leaving at least 50 dead and the rest seriously injured.
The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms reported that the weapons he used in this massacre were legally purchased.
BREAKING: ATF Orlando "We have completed urgent traces on firearms involved in #Orlando shooting. Firearms purchased legally."
— ATF HQ (@ATFHQ) June 12, 2016
From the Hill:
The suspect, Omar Mateen, purchased at least two firearms “within the last week or so,” he said.The official declined to give the location of the purchase because of the ongoing investigation.The attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando, which occurred during Pride Month, left 50 dead and many more wounded, making it the worst mass-shooting incident in U.S. history.The suspect had been interviewed by the FBI three times before the shooting at the Orlando nightclub, the agency announced Sunday.He had called 911 before the shooting and pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.