The Federal Bureau of Investigation is currently investigating the Orlando Mass Shooting gunman, Omar Mateen whether he had been a regular at the Pulse, a gay dance club he attacked early Sunday and leading to a secret gay life.
According to an official, probing the case, they are now continued to gather information on the American-born Muslim and also took a close look at his wife, too – for clues to the attack.
Official also insisted on anonymity to disclose a continuing investigation, authorities believe Mateen’s wife knew about the plot ahead of time, but they are hesitant to charge her on that ground alone.
The authority is looking for a number of possible motives and explanations over the massacre, just like Mateen professing allegiance to Islamic State group through a 911 call, his father suggesting he was driven by hatred of gays and his ex-wife telling before the media that he was mentally ill.
US official said that FBI is looking into a different news reports citing patrons of the Pulse club saying that suspect frequented the nightspot and reached out to men on gay dating applications.
The investigators was not authorized to talk on the case on condition of anonymity.
Citing some Psychologists, they see a possibility that Mateen was sexually conflicted and crack out against gas, or he was visiting the nightclub for an attack and attempt to find victims online.
In an Associated Press report, Jim Van Horn, 71 and club patron, said he saw the suspect repeatedly at the said bar and even talked to him once.
“He was homosexual and he was trying to pick up men.” Van Horn said. “HE would walk up to them and then he would maybe put his arm around them or something and maybe try to get them to dance a little bit or something. “
Getting the views of different gay dating apps, Jack’d said it has been unable to confirm so far that Mateen had an account on their site. MEANWHILE, Grindr officials said they will continue to cooperate to the authorities and do not comment on continuing investigation.
Mateen’s father, Seddique Mateen, firmly denied that his son was gay and said that if he had been in the nightclub before, maybe he have been scouting the place.
Some men with repressed same sex desires may express anti-gay views especially if they grew up in families that opposed homosexuality, Psychological studies suggest and shown.