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Orlando gunman 'tried to pick up men' in gay bar he attacked

Gunman Omar Mateen was reportedly a regular customer at the gay bar in Orlando where he shot and killed 49 people early on Sunday.

Pulse club patron Jim Van Horn said he recognised Mateen from a photograph, and recalled talking to him.

"Everybody knew his name. Omar," he said. "He was a homosexual and he was trying to pick up men."