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Did Orlando gunman have help?: police investigate

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 01:12

U.S. authorities are investigating whether anyone helped the gunman who massacred 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, but say they do not believe the public is in ''imminent danger.'' Jillian Kitchener reports.

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The FBI and local police are combing the area near Orlando's Pulse nightclub, looking for clues as to exactly how Sunday's morning's massacre unfolded. By the time 29 year-old Omar Mateen's rampage had ended, dozens of people had been killed and dozens more injured. Mateen himself, was eventually killed by police. Earlier, Mateen had called 911 to state his allegiance to Islamic State. U.S. Attorney Lee Bentley says it's unclear if anyone else will be charged in connection with the crime but that there investigation is in full swing. (SOUNDBITE) U.S. ATTORNEY, LEE BENTLEY, SAYING: "I do want to let you know that we have no reason to believe that anyone connected to this crime is placing the public in imminent danger at this time." Islamic State has issued an audio statement claiming responsibility and praising the man they call their soldier. Meanwhile, the grieving continues...families and friends of the victims trying to come to grips with what the president has called "an act of terror and hate"...the deadliest yet on US soil.

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Did Orlando gunman have help?: police investigate

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 01:12