FOX 35 VIDEO: Father of Orlando Nightclub Gunman Speaks Out In One-on-One Interview
By WOFL FOX 35 // June 13, 2016
ABOVE VIDEO: The father of the man named as the shooter at a gay Florida nightclub says he is “in shock like the whole country.” (WOFL FOX 35 Video)
ORLANDO, FLORIDA (WOFL FOX 35) – The father of the man named as the shooter at a gay Florida nightclub says he is “in shock like the whole country.”
Seddique Mateen says he wasn’t aware of anything his son, Omar Mateen, might have been planning.
“I don’t approve any kind of violence, in any shape or form. I wish I did know what he was doing, and I am not aware of what he was doing,” said Mateen, in an interview with FOX 35.
“In the United States, I give him the best education as possible. He had his own house and his own life, so he was living separately. We provided for him love and care, the best possible way a father and a mother can provide, so what happened? It really surprised me, and if he was alive today, I would ask him one question as a parent: ‘Why did you do this? Why?'”