The Latest on the Orlando mass shooting (all times local):5:55 p.m.
Orlando police have released a composite sketch of a suspect in the mass shooting at a gay nightclub.
They said Tuesday that they believe the suspect is a 19-year-old man from the Orlando area who fled the scene and was killed in a shootout with police.
Police said he is a white male wearing a black hoodie and black pants.
Police say the suspect fled from a nearby bar and into the nightclub.
The Associated Press is reporting that one of the victims of the mass shootings in Orlando has been identified as a woman who was killed by a gunshot wound to the head.
Her name was not immediately released.
AP reports that the gunman who killed at least 50 people and wounded hundreds more in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history was identified by a law enforcement source as Omar Mateen.
He was shot dead by police in a gunfight.
AP says Mateen’s motive was unclear.
Authorities have released the names of the people killed and wounded in the shooting.
The victims include three U.K. citizens and an American, including a British tourist who was on a boat with his family.
It is not yet clear if any of the dead were the victims’ family members.
The British Foreign Office says the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said its office in London had received a request from the U,K.
Consulate in New York to release the names and nationality of the British citizens who were killed.
The consulate declined to release any information on the victims.
The U.G.C.R. said it has received an anonymous tip that one British citizen was killed and another wounded in Orlando.
The Foreign Office said the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is monitoring the situation closely.
4:55 a.m.: The gunman who shot and killed at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando on Sunday night has been named as Omar Elhassan, who has lived in Orlando for about a year.
It was not known if he had any prior criminal record.
Police have not released any other information about the shooting and did not immediately respond to a request for further information about Elhasan.
The shooting happened at the gay bar after the concert had ended.
There were about 200 people at the club when shots rang out.
2:50 a.d.: The shooter in the Orlando shooting is the 19–year old gunman who fled from the scene of the shooting, police say.
The FBI has identified him as Omar Omar Elhanan, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
1:50 am: The shooter has been found and taken into custody, police said.
The manhunt for the gunman, who was found with a large quantity of weapons, including an assault rifle, a handgun and a large amount of ammunition, has now extended into Tuesday night.
12:35 a.t.: Officials have released additional details about the victims and have identified three people killed.
Two Americans were among the dead.
The wounded have been released, as have the British.
The suspect in Sunday’s attack is still at large.
11:15 a.p.m: A manhunt is underway for the suspect in a mass shooting that left at least 51 people dead and wounded more than 500 others.
Police in Orlando have identified the man they say shot and wounded a man and a woman at the Orlando nightclub on Sunday as 19-yr-old Omar ElHassan.
ElHasan is the suspect’s cousin, according the Associated Press.
The Orlando Sentinel says police have not named the suspect.
They also say the gunman’s name is not being released.
9:50 to 10:30 a.l.: The National Transportation Safety Board has opened an investigation into whether ElHosan acted alone or in concert with others in the attack.
The agency said Monday that it would be taking a preliminary look at ElHosaas involvement and whether it was coordinated.
Elhosaas relatives have been urging the NTSB to investigate the attack and have sent letters to the board.
9:30 to 10 a.i.m.; An FBI agent said that the FBI has taken the lead in the investigation of the attack at the nightclub, which killed 49 people and injured more than 600.
FBI special agent Matthew Heimbach said that investigators have been looking at all aspects of the investigation.
The attack happened just before midnight Sunday at the downtown Pulse nightclub, a gay club that has hosted gay and bisexual nightlife for years.
Officials said that they have not yet released any information about what prompted the attack, although they said they were “looking into it.”
The Orlando Police Department said in a statement that it was not aware of any threat to the nightclub or the area.
8:50 and 9:15 p.l.
Orlando’s mayor says that a law that allows the use of deadly force is not necessary, as the shooter