(TC PALM) VERO BEACH — The man police say is behind Sunday's Orlando shooting had ties to the first American-born suicide bomber at least two years ago, FBI officials said.
The FBI in 2014 investigated the relationship between Omar Mateen, 29, and Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, who federal officials then identified as the first American-born suicide bomber. Abu-Salha lived in Vero Beach and had ties to Sebastian and Fort Pierce.
Mateen's last known address was in Fort Pierce, the city just south of Vero Beach.
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