Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos on Sunday expressed his country’s solidarity with the victims of a mass shooting at an Orlando, FL gay club that killed 50 people.
Santos took to Twitter and wrote his US counterpart Barack Obama to express “our solidarity with the victims of the massacre in Orlando.”
The president added he “fully rejects and condemns violence.”
— Juan Manuel Santos (@JuanManSantos) June 12, 2016
The mass shooting, the deadliest in US history, was an “act of hate and terror,” Obama said Sunday in a televised speech.
The massacre was carried out by the 29-year-old Omar Mateen, a US citizen, who was killed by police on the scene.
While Iraqi-based Islamist group ISIS said to be behind the attack, Obama said “we’ve reached no definitive judgment on the precise motivations of the killer.”
While mass shooting in the US are common, only one mass shootings related to ISIS happened on December 2nd last year when a married couple slaughtered 14 and injured another 22, allegedly inspired by ISIS’ violent attacks on western civilization from their strongholds in Iraq and Syria.