According to one of the hostages, Mateen entered a bathroom in the nightclub's northwest side and opened fire on the people hiding there, wounding several.The hostage, who had taken cover inside a stall with others, was injured by two bullets and struck with flying pieces of a wall that was hit by stray bullets.The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) also conducted an investigation and said it found no evidence of communications between ISIL and Mateen.
He also noted, "If he had continued shooting, our officers would have went in there." Rescues of people trapped inside the nightclub commenced and continued throughout the night.
, 2016, Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old security guard, killed 49 people and wounded 58 others in a terrorist attack/hate crime inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, United States.
He was shot and killed by Orlando Police Department (OPD) officers after a three-hour standoff.
asking where her husband was—sent a text message to Mateen asking where he was.
Mateen texted back asking her if she had seen the news. ", Mateen responded, "I love you, babe." According to one source, she texted him back at one point saying that she loved him.