Photo provided by Orlando Police Department shows police cars and fire trucks gather outside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, the United States, June 12, 2016. About 20 people were killed and 42 others wounded early Sunday morning in a shooting incident at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida said local police. (Xinhua/Orlando Police Department) (djj)
Photo provided by Orlando Police Department shows police cars and fire trucks gather outside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, the United States, June 12, 2016. About 20 people were killed and 42 others wounded early Sunday morning in a shooting incident at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida said local police. (Xinhua/Orlando Police Department) (djj)

Oscar Morel, 35, was arrested Sunday after police tied him to a hit and run approximately a mile from the shooting. Investigators also found a revolver and clothes that match what the killer was wearing in a video of the two men being shot in back of the head. He was officially charged Monday.

Morel faces two counts of second-degree murder for shooting and killing Maulama Akonjee, 55, and Thara Uddin, 65, and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, police said. The gun was found inside a section of the man’s apartment wall that had been cut open and resealed.

The man’s brother, Alvin said there was no anti-Muslim hatred in his family.

“The only time we felt, everybody in New York felt, a hatred, was during 9/11,” he said. “Other than that, we never felt a hatred with nobody.”

Amado Baptista, Morel’s landlord, expressed shock as well.

“He never talked about anything like that. I don’t understand how he could have done anything like this,” he said.

Source: GNA/News Ghana

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