While the Central Florida community is still reeling from last night’s deadly mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub, a LGBT entertainment venue, the East Orlando Post has learned that Mateen researched at least one other LGBT business in the area.
Micah Bass, owner of the recently opened Revere Nightclub and The M Hotel, informed the East Orlando Post that Mateen had sent him a friend request on Facebook late last week.
“With running The M and Revere, I constantly get requests from LGBT allies, performers, and potential guests who just want to have fun and spend time with family and friends.”
Earlier today, Bass notified the FBI of Mateen’s activity on social media and is reviewing security footage to see if the suspected shooter or any potential accomplices did, in fact, visit the property in the weeks leading up Sunday’s tragedy at Pulse.
“This is a devastating loss of life and all of Central Florida is currently deploying resources to make sure those giving blood and standing vigil stay hydrated and comfortable.”