Orlando shooter’s wife ‘knew about attack plans in advance, didn’t warn police’

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The wife of Orlando shooter Omar Mateen knew about his plans to massacre a gay club in advance, and failed to warn police it would take place, a report has claimed.

At least 49 people were killed and 53 were injured in the shooting at the Pulse gay club in Orlando over the weekend.

With more than a hundred now confirmed dead or injured, the shooting is the worst in American history.

The perpetrator Omar Mateen died in the attack – but it has now emerged that his current wife, Noor Mateen, was aware of his sadistic plans.

NBC News reports: “Omar Mateen’s current wife, Noor, told the FBI she was with him when he bought ammunition and a holster, several officials familiar with the case said.

“She told the FBI that she once drove him to the gay nightclub, Pulse, because he wanted to scope it out.

“Authorities are considering filing criminal charges against Noor for failing to tell them what she knew before the brutal attack, law enforcement officials say, but no decision has been made.”

Mateen’s ex-wife Sitora Yusufiy has condemned him in the media.