Father of Orlando Shooter Responds to Reports of Son Being Gay

Seddique Mateen tells ABC News he doesn't believe his son was gay but thinks he visited Pulse nightclub to "scout" in advance of attack.
1:58 | 06/14/16

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Law enforcement have obviously been going through your son's belongings. Electronic devices phones computers. And there is evidence that perhaps he was using apps this evidence that he was using gay dating apps. Do you believe that your son was gay. I don't think so what's the thinking what we'll since I heard. That you know last night on the news. I was to have should be might have gone for scouting something. To use that place to go it is. Is it possible that he was gay and get that from you and hid that from others. I don't know. It is indefinitely. Because his wife. We're doing little to send them right from the pulled me. Is it is it possible at all that that he that he was hiding map that he may have struggled and may have felt that he could not come out is gate now. I didn't think if your son had come to you instead dad I'm OK with that have been okay in in your home. This is everybody knows it and I don't life he's Roosevelt. Here is launch us. Which he had felt loved and accepted if he had come forward SK in your annual moment in your community. Let's let's see him what he had a few I didn't. Want to talk someone from these this. Did you ever. An avenue and it was and believe. Did he ever discuss gay people or homosexuality with you. That's the one thing that. Miami incident that I mean yesterday. The one time that he saw game and continued piling up that with the so. I don't believe. You don't believe that he was okay see you believe that he was scouting a location for his crime. And I think that's what you. It seems that we. I wish I didn't know everything was fueled in I didn't from the and I wish I was always find that caught.

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