Suspected Orlando shooter called 911, swore allegiance to Islamic State: NBC
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer speaks at a news conference after a shooting attack at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, U.S. June 12, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Kolczynski

Omar S. Mateen, the Florida resident suspected of killing 50 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, called 911 before the shooting and swore allegiance to Islamic State, NBC News said on Twitter.


In a posting on its web site, MSNBC said Mateen swore allegiance to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

(Reporting by Timothy Ahmann; Editing by Nick Zieminski)