The second wife of Orlando gunman has been identified as Noor Zahi Salman. Although her face has been broadcast following the fatal attacks at Pusle nightclub, there are still some unanswered questions about the widow.
The tragic rampage on Pulse nightclub, that claimed 49 lives and injured many others, has been marked as one of the deadliest terror attacks since 9/11, according to reports. Many have spoken out about the victims, and against gunman, Omar Mateen, including his first wife. His second wife’s identity however, has been fairly mysterious. But HollywoodLife.com has everything you need to know about the widow, Noor Zahi Salman, 30, here.
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1. Noor had driven Omar Mateen to Pulse on another occasion and tried to talk him out of the attack.
Noor reportedly told the FBI during their investigation that she had driven her husband to the Orlando nightclub prior to the fatal attack, according to NBC News. The initial visit to the nightclub, was so that Omar could see the building in advance, reports say. She was also allegedly with the gunman when he purchased the assault weapons and ammo used during the attacks. Noor allegedly attempted to talk him out of opening fire into the pack club, but the gunman grew more upset as he witnessed same-sex couples kissing in front of him and his family, according to NBC.
2. Criminal charges could be brought against Noor.
While Noor did not partake in the shooting that killed 49 innocents, officials say that she could be facing charges for failing to tell authorities what she knew about her husband and the attacks prior to the incident that occurred on June 12, according to the NY Daily News.
3. Noor and Omar had a son together.
Omar and Noor reportedly wed in 2013. Together they had a son, whom is now three years old. His name has not been released to the media, as he is a minor.
4. The status of their relationship was unclear prior to Omar’s death.
It appeared that Noor briefly left her husband prior to the shooting, according to reports from The Washington Post. But photos obtained by the Daily Mail reveal that the couple were living together in their Fort Piecre, Florida apartment.
5. Noor is moving off the grid.
The widow of the Orlando gunman has stripped all photos and information from her social media accounts, following the publicity from this incident. She was seen at the apartment that she shared with Omar, gathering her belongings, according to the New York Post. She and her son were reportedly moving only because she had been burglarized, although that doesn’t seem to have any relation with Omar or the shooting, according to reports .
HollywoodLifers, do you think Noor should be charged for failing to tell the authorities about what she knew?