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Shooter's Texts Revealed! Omar Mateen Sent Wife Disturbing Messages During Massacre

Orlando Shooting Omar Mateen Texts Wife Noor Salman During Attack

Jun. 17 2016, Published 5:20 p.m. ET

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Orlando killer Omar Mateen exchanged text messages with his wife and posted creepy Facebook updates as he shot and killed innocent victims in an Orlando nightclub last weekend, has learned.

About two hours after he began the attack that left 49 dead and over 50 injured, Mateen messaged his wife, Noor Salman, asking if she had heard of the incident, investigators told CNN.

She responded that she loved him, officials said.

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Not long after, Salman called her husband multiple times during his intense standoff with police, but he could not answer, law enforcement personnel revealed.

According to call records, Salman called her deranged husband after reports of the attacks surfaced. It remains unclear if she made any attempts to report him to police.

Investigators are now trying to determine if Salman was in cahoots with her 29-year-old husband. If so, she can possibly be held liable for the deaths. Plans to present evidence against her to a grand jury are underway, CNN reported.

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She had reportedly given conflicting accounts of the incident, and even confessed that Mateen has spent thousands of dollars on the guns he used during the massacre.

Mateen and Salman have been married since 2011, and have a 3-year-old son.

Meanwhile, Mateen was also posting notes on Facebook before and during the shooting.

"America and Russia stop bombing the Islamic state," he wrote, according to the chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. "You kill innocent women and children by doing us airstrikes ... now taste the Islamic state vengeance."

His final post, however, was much more sinister. "In the next few days you will see attacks from the Islamic state in the usa," Mateen wrote.

As previously reported, Mateen also declared his allegiance to ISIS in a 911 call made in the middle of his attack. He also called local TV station News 13 and confessed to the killings.



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