Customers had seen killer there before and several report getting messages from him on gay dating apps. The gunman who killed 49 people in an attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando is said to have been a regular at the venue and had messaged several people on gay dating apps, according to reports. At least four regular customers said they had seen killer Omar Mateen drinking at the nightclub on multiple occasions. He would walk up to them and then he would maybe put his arm round them or something That makes sense. Why, if he was gay, would he do this?
Jack'd app says it has no record of Mateen
FBI Investigates Whether Omar Mateen Visited Pulse Before Massacre
Their five-month marriage was abusive from the start. He was controlling. He kept her from seeing her family. He beat her, pulled her hair, dug his fingernails into the soft flesh of her wrists when she wandered away from him in the supermarket.
Reports: Gunman Had Visited Nightclub Before, Used Gay Dating Apps
Dating is hard. That's just a fact. Dating while queer is often even harder. When you're a guy who's attracted to people of the same gender, there are simply fewer instances in which you can serendipitously meet somebody and experience that romantic spark. Of course, if you're a queer man looking for love, not every town has a gay bar that you can just head to whenever you're in the mood to get your flirt on.
Two people who worked at the club said they also recognized Mateen as a customer. One of them, head of security Estella Peterkin, said she had to kick him out multiple times for bad behavior. The revelations about Mateen come as the FBI delves into his life, capitalizing on two major developments: the successful exploitation of his cellphone and the cooperation of his wife, year-old Noor Mateen. A former classmate at a police academy — who requested he not be identified — told ABC News that Mateen hung out with him and others, frequenting Florida gay bars while they were at the Indian River State College training program, as far back as One night, he said, Mateen asked him if he was gay.