The gunman behind the fatal shooting at an Orlando nightclub, which killed 20 people and injured a further 42, has been identified by police as Omar Mateen.

via Orlando Nightclub Shooting: Gunman Identified — ATW News

The gunman behind the fatal shooting at an Orlando nightclub, which killed 20 people and injured a further 42, has been identified by police as Omar Mateen.

Police have identified 29-year-old Omar Mateen as the suspect being investigated, following the fatal shooting at an Orlando nightclub, which has killed at least 20 people and injured a further 42 others.

It is believed the US citizen was not on a terrorism watch list, though he was currently being investigated for a previous unrelated criminal act.

The FBI has said that there were some “suggestions” that the gunman, Mateen, had “leanings towards” radical Islamist ideology.

Police have referred to the situation as a “domestic terror incident”.