Orlando shooter worked for security firm with US government ties

Omar Mateen, who killed 50 people in Florida, was employed by British company G4S

13th June, 2016
Mourners at a candelit vigil in Orlando for victims of the mass shooting Pic: Getty

Mateen had been a G4S employee since September 10, 2007, and the company is co-operating with the FBI, John Kenning, its chief executive officer for North America, said in a statement. “We are shocked and saddened by the tragic event that occurred at the Orlando nightclub,” he said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the friends, families and people affected by this unspeakable tragedy.”

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