Investigators Looking Into German Bank Account of Orlando Shooter’s Father

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

While U.S. authorities are looking into all possible connections to the Orlando shooter that killed 49, and wounded 53 more, in last weekend’s devastating attack at the Pulse nightclub, German authorities have begun looking into a bank account that belonged to the shooter’s father.

German federal investigators, who are in contact with their American counterparts, received notice of the Düsseldorf bank account and are looking into it to see if there is any possible relevance to the Orlando case.

The Rheinischen Post reported on the find, which includes a video of the gunman’s father, Seddique Mateen, asking for donations to be sent to the account. It was noted though that the account was closed in 2014 after a period of inactivity, only receiving two deposits of 100 euros and 70 euros.

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Sources: ABC News

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Stephen Fuchs
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