The father of Omar Mateen said his son was ‘very angry’ when he saw two men kissing, and thinks this may be the cause of the shootings.
Mateen’s father was interviewed over the phone by NBC News.
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In the interview, he says he and Mateen’s mother are in ‘shock, just like the rest of the country’ by their son’s attack.
He was later killed during a gun battle with policemen.
More than 50 are dead and 53 injured according to Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer.
His father said his son got very angry when he saw two men kissing in downtown Miami some months ago, and says this may have motivated the shooting.
‘We are apologizing for the whole incident’ he said.