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Outpouring of support emerges for Orlando shooting victims on social media

In wake of the most deadly shooting in the history of the U.S., an outpouring of support has emerged on social media for the approximately 50 dead and 53 more injured in the Orlando, Florida, attack Sunday.

Queen Elizabeth II, Ellen DeGeneres and presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were among the countless people sharing their support for the victims in the shooting.

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A day of tears as Orlando shooting survivors share emotional stories

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Police have identified the suspect in the shooting as Omar Mateen, 29, who sources say swore allegiances to ISIS though investigators are trying to determine the extent of Mateen's extremism. Mateen's father told NBC News on Sunday that the shooting had nothing to do with religion, but that Mateen "got very angry when he saw two men kissing" a few months before in Miami.

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Orlando shooting: LGBT community mourns as tributes pour in

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Many shares messages of shock and grief, as well as support for the LGBTQ community because the shooting took place at a gay nightclub.

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Gay Pride today and every day.

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Sources: Suspected Orlando club shooter identified as Omar Mateen

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