VIDEO: Born In New York To Afghan Immigrants, Who was Omar Mateen?

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was fascinated with law enforcement

ABOVE VIDEO: Omar Mateen killed 50 people and wounded 53 in a three-hour rampage at the Pulse night club in Orlando early Sunday. It was the biggest mass shooting in U.S. history — and the most deadly act of terror in the country since September 11, 2001. Mateen died in a shootout with police, leaving the world to wonder why he did it. (nbcnews.com video)

Omar Mateen, 29, was born in New York to Afghan immigrants described by one family friend as loving, close-knit and “very respectful” of America.

His clan ended up in Florida, where he attended Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, a two-hour drive south of Orlando. He graduated with an associate of science degree in criminal justice technology in 2006, and later got a job as a private security guard.

He was fascinated with law enforcement, people who knew him said.

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UPDATE: Terror In Orlando – 50 Dead, 53 Wounded In Mass Shooting At Orlando Nightclub
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Omar Mateen killed 50 people and wounded 53 in a three-hour rampage at the Pulse night club in Orlando early Sunday. It was the biggest mass shooting in U.S. history — and the most deadly act of terror in the country since September 11, 2001. Mateen died in a shootout with police, leaving the world to wonder why he did it. (MySpace image)

Authorities announced the below 33 of the 49 victims on Monday:

• Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34
• Stanley Almodovar III, 23
• Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20
• Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22
• Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36
• Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22
• Luis S. Vielma, 22
• Kimberly Morris, 37
• Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30
• Darryl Roman Burt II, 29
• Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32
• Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21
• Anthony Luis Laureanodisla, 25
• Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35
• Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, 50
• Amanda Alvear, 25
• Martin Benitez Torres, 33
• Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, 37
• Mercedez Marisol Flores, 26
• Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, 35
• Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, 25
• Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, 31
• Oscar A. Aracena-Montero, 26
• Enrique L. Rios, Jr., 25 years old
• Miguel Angel Honorato, 30 years old
• Javier Jorge-Reyes, 40 years old
• Joel Rayon Paniagua, 32 years old
• Jason Benjamin Josaphat, 19 years old
• Cory James Connell, 21 years old
• Juan P. Rivera Velazquez, 37 years old
• Luis Daniel Conde, 39 years old
• Shane Evan Tomlinson, 33 years old
• Juan Chevez-Martinez, 25 years old

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