Orlando shooter Omar Mateen was spotted at gay club several times, Pulse regular says

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Omar Mateen, who police said killed 49 people in a shoot at a gay club in Orlando, was spotted on several occasions in the bar prior to the shooting, according to club regulars.

A regular at the Orlando club that became the scene of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history said he saw the gunman there drinking on several occasions before the massacre.

Ty Smith told The Orlando Sentinel that he had seen 29-year-old Omar Mateen at the gay bar, Pulse.

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Smith said Mateen would sit and drink by himself, getting loud and belligerent.

Smith said he did not talk to Mateen much, but that Mateen mentioned having a wife and child.

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Authorities say Mateen's rampage left 49 people dead.

He was killed in a gun battle with police.
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