FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Authorities in Florida are investigating a fire at a mosque that was attended by the gunman in the deadly Orlando nightclub shooting.
Maj. David Thompson of the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office told a news conference officials received a report around 12:30 a.m.Monday about a fire at the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce.
Firefighters extinguished the fire.
There is video of the suspected arsonist entering the building according to WPTV.
Many mosque members learned of the fire as they arrived for an Eid al-Adha service.
The mosque was attended by Omar Mateen, who opened fire at the Pulse nightclub on June 12 in a rampage that left 49 victims dead and 53 wounded.
It was the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
He also declined to speculate on whether the Sunday anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks played a role in the fire.
Mateen, who pledged allegiance to ISIS in a 911 call, was killed by a police SWAT team after firing at the officers, ending a standoff that had lasted for more three hours.
In addition to the fatalities, 53 club goers were hospitalized.