Speaking during a press conference with Orlando law enforcement, Islamic Society of Central Florida Imam Muhammad Musri described the attack at Pulse Orlando nightclub as a “mass shooting” and suggested action should be taken to stop such shootings.
CNN reports the name of the suspected gunman is Omar Saddiqui Mateen. Law enforcement identified him as the man who killed 50, wounded 53–and perhaps more–in the attack carried out early Sunday morning.
Musri went on to thank law enforcement and city leaders, then described the attack as a “mass shooting.” He said “we are sorry that it happened to us.”
He added: We don’t wish this on anybody else and we hope this would be the last of the mass shootings that our country has been going through. I think as a nation we need to look at this issue of mass shootings because we just had one too many today. I think we should do something about it to stop the mass shootings that are happening all the time.