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Don't Tell Me! Seddique denies that his son was gay and tells the News , "It's not true. Investigators have not commented on the claims. West had never gone out with Mateen, but said he saw him just hours before the shooting started when he dropped a friend off at a downtown Orlando club. West was dropping off a friend at the club when he noticed Mateen — whom he knew by sight but not by name — crossing the street wearing a dark cap and carrying a black cellphone about 1 a.
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NPR Shop. The Two-Way Multiple people have told the media they recognized Omar Mateen, who killed 49 people at the gay club Pulse in Orlando on Sunday morning, from previous nights at the club or from gay dating apps. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email.