Biden: Orlando Mass Shooting ‘Becoming Clearer’

5B1B3C30-BB98-4D0A-87E7-EC01ECBA71A4_mw1024_s_n{VOA NEWS} – Jean Dasilva sits next to a makeshift memorial for the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting at the Pulse Orlando nightclub as he mourns the loss of his friend Javier Jorge-Reyes Tuesday, June 14, 2016.

Jean Dasilva sits next to a makeshift memorial for the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting at the Pulse Orlando nightclub as he mourns the loss of his friend Javier Jorge-Reyes Tuesday, June 14, 2016.

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida is “becoming clearer and more straight-forward” as investigators try to determine the motive behind the attack that killed 49 people and wounded 53 others.

Biden did not elaborate Tuesday, but said that in the coming days President Barack Obama would say more.  Obama is due to visit Orlando on Thursday.

The president in his own comments Tuesday said the shooting was carried out by an “angry, disturbed, unstable young man who became radicalized.”  He said there was no indication that any foreign terrorist group directed 29-year-old Omar Mateen in his attack on a gay nightclub.

Obama said U.S. law enforcement officials “are doing everything to stop these kinds of attacks,” but are “sobered” by the difficulty in trying to detect “these lone actors” beforehand. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.