Officials on scene of St. Lucie Co. homes linked to Orlando nightclub shooting suspect Omar Mateen

Posted at 11:44 AM, Jun 12, 2016

Federal and local law enforcement are on the scene of two Treasure Coast homes that are linked to the suspected Orlando nightclub shooter,  29-year-old Omar Mateen. 

The FBI, the Florida Division of Law Enforcement, St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office and Fort Pierce Police Department, are at a Port St. Lucie home where they say Omar Mateen lived with his parents. The home is located in the 500 block of SW Bayshore Drive. 

A second home at Woodland Condos on South 17th Street in Fort Pierce is said to linked with the shooter as well. 

Police: Approximately 50 dead after Orlando nightclub shooting; shooter from Port St. Lucie

The gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside a crowded Florida nightclub early Sunday, killing at least 50 people in the worst mass shooting in American history before dying in a gunfight with SWAT officers, police said.

Authorities were investigating it as an act of terrorism.

At least 53 other people were hospitalized, most in critical condition, officials said.