Obama speaks after the shooting, says ‘this was an act of hate’

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US President Barack Obama addressed the nation after the shooting in Orlando, Florida and said that this is an act of hate.

“We know enough to say this was an act of terror and an act of hate,” the president said.

Obama said he had just finished a briefing with FBI Director James Comey as well as his advisors. He said the authorities have reached no definitive conclusions regarding the motivation of the killer. The president said it is not clear if a terrorist group inspired the shooting. The shooter was a “person filled with hatred”, he said.

STATEMENT FROM SHOOTING SUSPECT’S EMPLOYER:

“We are shocked and saddened by the tragic event that occurred at the Orlando nightclub. We can confirm that Omar Mateen had been employed with G4S since September 10, 2007. We are cooperating fully with all law the enforcement authorities, including the FBI as they conduct their investigation. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the friends, families and people affected by this unspeakable tragedy.”

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