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    Gun Shop Declined to Sell Ammunition to Orlando Shooter Over Odd Behavior

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    Gun shop Lotus Gunworks in South Florida refused to sell bulk ammunition to Orlando shooter Omar Mateen due to his strange behavior, local media reported Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Shop staff grew suspicious as Mateen asked for bulk ammunition and heavy-duty body armor usually used by police officers. He is also said to have had phone conversations in a Middle Eastern language, The Wall Street Journal cited Robbie Abell, the co-owner of the shop, as saying.

    "[Mateen] just seemed very odd. The questions he was asking [about body armor] were not the normal questions a normal person would be asking," Abell said, adding that Mateen was turned away from the shop. "If something is suspicious, it’s our discretion. We are the gatekeeper."

    On June 12, 29-year-old Mateen opened fire in the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, killing 49 people and injuring 53 others.

    The FBI confirmed on Wednesday that the attack was investigated as an act of terror. Alleged links between Mateen and Daesh terrorist group is probed. Orlando attack became the deadliest mass shooting in the history of the United States.

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