As the nation continues to grieve after the tragedy in Orlando on June 12, chilling details continue to emerge. The gunman’s wife, Noor Salman, was allegedly aware of the attack and desperately tried to dissuade him of killing, according to an explosive new report.
It’s only been a few days since the horrific massacre that took place at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida on June 12 — where Omar Mateen, 29, took the lives of 49 innocent people, but the situation continues to unravel. The gunman’s wife Noor Zahi Salman, 30, was allegedly aware of his heinous intentions, but hoped that he would not actually go through with his plan to conduct an attack, despite his reported prior acts of violence. Now, she’s facing criminal charges of her own.
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Noor has reportedly been cooperating with the FBI since the massacre, sharing with officials important details of Omar’s plans. She confessed that she drove Omar to the “hottest nightclub” on a prior occasion to check out the location in advance, according to NBC News. She noted how she was trying to talk her husband out of taking any action, but she still may be facing criminal charges due to her possible involvement.
Law enforcement is still allegedly considering filing against Noor as an accomplice, due the fact she knowingly failed to tell police any information before people were brutally murdered — especially considering his vicious tendencies. Others familiar with the conversations she had with the FBI reportedly said that she was also present when Omar was purchasing ammunition and a holster.
Omar’s attack took the lives of 49 people, in addition to injuring 53 others who were in attendance at the club during Latin Night. He was also later killed on the scene by police. The gunman utilized his AR-15 style assault rifle upon entering the building, firing multiple shots at anyone he could find. Frightening videos and text messages continue to surface from those who were present during the horrific incident, or related to someone who was hurt or murdered, during the worst mass shooting in United States history. Omar was previously questioned by the FBI because of a possible terrorist connection and even called 911 to pledge allegiance to ISIS before the attack. The official list of the dead was shared on June 12, revealing the young men and women who lost their lives as a result of the Pulse tragedy.
President Obama, who previously called this monstrosity an “act of terrorism,” is expected to arrive in Orlando on June 16 to pay his respects to the deceased. This announcement follows the vigil that took place, drawing nearly 1,000 people to honor those who so mercilessly lost their lives. Florida’s largest LGBTQ rights group has also begun a GoFundMe page to raise donations, with the campaign page reading, “Funds raised on this page will be going directly to the victims and families affected by the horrific shooting at Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub.”
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