WHO WE LOST 

INSIDE PULSE NIGHTCLUB 

  • Angel Colon, a survivor of the Pulse nightclub mass shooting, listens during a press conference with Orlando Health trauma staff at Orlando Regional Medical Center June 14, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.

    What they witnessed

    At least a dozen of them crawled into a bathroom, cramming into a single stall. They cried and whispered prayers. Gunfire replaced music. Glass shattered. The acrid smell of gunpowder filled the air.
    A figure loomed outside the stall door. A man collapsed in a pool of his own blood. His killer laughed.
    For three harrowing hours, as the gunman took hostages, people crouched in a dressing room or in air conditioning vents. One woman survived by covering herself with bodies.

THE SHOOTER 

  • In this undated photo recived by AFP on June 12, 2016, shows Omar Mateen, 29, a US citizen of Afghani descent from Port St. Lucie, Florida, from his MYSPACE.COM page, who has been named as the gunman in the mass shootings at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida

    Omar Mateen

    He visited gay chat rooms. His wife knew he wanted jihadist attack. He pledged allegiance to ISIS.
    And the FBI had already investigated him.
    Mateen first came on the FBI's radar in 2013 when he made "inflammatory comments to co-workers alleging possible terrorist ties." In 2014, the FBI interviewed Mateen again over possible connections with Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, a Florida man who became the first known American suicide bomber in Syria. The men frequented the same mosque.
  • In this undated photo recived by AFP on June 12, 2016, shows Omar Mateen, 29, a US citizen of Afghani descent from Port St. Lucie, Florida, from his MYSPACE.COM page, who has been named as the gunman in the mass shootings at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.