East County News Service
Photo: Memorial in Hillcrest, posted on Twitter by Shawn Van Diver
June 12, 2016 (San Diego) -- The worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history is being investigated as both a terror attack and a hate crime. Omar Mateen, 29, a U.S. citizen born to Afghan immigrants, killed 50 people and injured 53 during a gay pride celebration at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida early this morning.
The gunman called 911 and pledged allegiance to ISIS, the Islamic state before the massacre, the FBI has indicated.
The massacre has prompted outpourings of sympathy across the nation and here in San Diego.