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Forty-nine people are dead and at least 53 injured in the deadliest shooting in American history after Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old U.S. citizen, opened fire and took hostages inside the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla.

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Orlando shooter's father to NBC News: 'This has nothing to do with religion'

Reached by NBC News , Mir Seddique, the father of the man who has been identified as the shooter who killed 50 people in an Orlando nightclub, said Omar Mateen had been angry when he saw two men kissing in Miami recently and "this has nothing to do with religion."

"We are saying we are apologizing for the whole incident. We weren't aware of any action he is taking. We are in shock like the whole country," Seddique told NBC News .

Attempts by The Times to reach Seddique have been unsuccessful.


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