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The gunman, Omar Mateen, who was responsible for the 50 deaths and the 53 people who were injured in the Orlando night club attack pledged allegiance to ISIS and mentioned the Boston bombing in a 911 call according to a U.S. official. The suspect made a call to police more than 20 minutes into the attack according to law enforcement.

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Local and federal bomb squad units entered Mateen’s apartment Sunday afternoon as authorities and investigators tried to piece together details about the attack. It’s unknown what investigators have found in Mateen’s apartment.

Officials said Mateen was one of hundreds of people on the agency’s radar suspected of being ISIS sympathizers. As of right now there is no indication why he plotted out the attack but Mateen’s family made statements saying he had expressed anti-gay feelings.

Within the past two weeks, Mateen legally purchased a Glock pistol which was found at the crime scene. Mateen worked as a private security guard. He rented a car and drove to Orlando to carry out the attack according to a source.

Sources have revealed some details about the suspect but authorities said they were not ready to release the suspects name. In response to a question about whether the shooter may have had a connection to radical Islamic terrorism, FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Ronald Hopper said investigators are “looking into all angles right now.”

“Early on, when we had possible identification made, we run everything to ground, whether it winds up being the actual individual or not. And so, as I mentioned earlier, I can’t say exactly who the suspect or deceased shooter is. Once we’re able to do that, once the notification is made, then more details will be able to be shared, most likely from our counterterrorism division up at FBI headquarters.”

Hopper said.

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Source: CNN