Reports: Omar Mateen texted his wife during the shooting rampage

Reports: Omar Mateen texted his wife during the shooting rampage

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Orlando shooter Omar Mateen exchanged text messages with his wife during the massacre at the Pulse nightclub, CNN reported.

CNN, citing a law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation, said Mateen texted his wife, Noor Salman, at about 4 a.m. while he was hiding in a bathroom at the gay nightclub in Orlando. Mateen asked his wife if she had watched the news.

Salman texted her husband that she loved him, according to CNN and CBS, and also tried calling him, but could not reach him.

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Mateen gunned down 49 people and injured over 50 others before he was killed by police.