BREAKING: Islamic State claims responsibility for Orlando nightclub shooting: news agency tied to group:
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Here’s what we know so far:
The shooter, identified by authorities as Omar S. Mateen, was killed by police. CBS News reported that he was born in Port St. Lucie, Florida, and that his parents were from Afghanistan.
Islamic State claims responsibility, according to AMOQ News Agency.
President Obama calls the shooting “an act of hate and an act of terror.”