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POLICE have identified 29-year-old Omar Mateen, a U.S. citizen and whose parents are from Afghanistan, as the gunman who killed 50 people and injured 53 others at Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida on Sunday.

Police also killed him during the shootout.

Authorities called the incident as Americas’ worst mass shooting in history after the Virginia Tech shooting that left 32 people dead in April 16, 2007.

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