No excuse for senseless violence, says PM

The National,Tuesday June 14th, 2016

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has extended his sympathy on behalf of the nation to the families of more than 50 people killed in Orlando, Florida, in the United States.
Police said a gunman used an assault rifle and a pistol at a gay nightclub and killed 50 people and wounded at least 53.
“Senseless violence has once again taken lives and the world once again mourns this loss,” O’Neill said.
“We pray for the families of those that have been killed in this tragedy.”
“There can be no excuse for this violence. Human life is sacred and this senseless act has ruined so many lives,”  O’Neill said.
An American-born man who had pledged allegiance to Isis gunned down the people at the nightclub. It was the deadliest mass shooting in the US and the nation’s worst terror attack since 9/11, authorities said.
The gunman, Omar Mateen, 29, of Fort Pierce, Florida, was interviewed by the FBI in 2013 and 2014 but was not found to be a threat, the FBI said.
The incident happened at about 2am local time.