The shooter, Omar Mateen, was from Port St. Lucie, Florida and was a Muslim who was born in New York to parents of Afghan origin. The FBI investigated Mateen in 2013 and 2014, but ultimately closed the investigation, according to Fox News. Fox News also reports Mateen was a registered Democrat in Florida with a state firearms license.
“Blood is a wonderful gift. You can work through the local blood banks to donate, and that would be a tremendous help,” Dr. Michael Cheatham declared during a press conference on Sunday morning.