NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The massacre in Orlando moved to Brooklyn on Tuesday night.
Enrique Rios of Bedford-Stuyvesant was laid to rest, and family and friends were driven to tears as new information emerged about what gunman Omar Mateen was doing before he killed 49 people.READ MORE: Who Is Cuomo's Possible Successor, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul?
As CBS2’s Tracee Carrasco reported, friends and family filled a church in the neighborhood to celebrate the Rios’ life. He was one of 49 people killed in the Orlando nightclub shooting.
His grandmother remembered the 25-year-old as a man who was kind to everyone.
“He loved everybody; he made everybody happy,” Maria Perez said.
The Yankees paid tribute to the victims at their game on Tuesday night — laying a rainbow-colored wreath over home plate.
Earlier on Tuesday, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch met with investigators who are looking into shooter Omar Mateen’s possible motivation.
Sources confirmed the 29-year-old went into the Pulse nightclub before the shooting, left at one point, and returned two hours later to open fire.
His wife Noor Salman allegedly told officials that Mateen left the house angry with a bag of guns.READ MORE: Gov. Murphy Reflects On All He And People Of New Jersey Have Learned During The Coronavirus Pandemic
“I cannot tell you definitively that we’ll ever narrow it down to one motivation. People often act out of more than one motivation. This is clearly an act of terror and of hate,” Lynch said.
Lynch said they were re-visiting their prior investigation into Mateen.
“We’re gonna go back and look at all of our contact with him, and to see if there is anything that we missed,” she said.
Mohammed Malik told the FBI about Mateen two years ago after making comments about videos from an American citizen linked to al Qaeda terrorists who carried out a suicide bombing in Syria.
“He told me they were very powerful. That raised the red flag even higher for me,” he said.
The FBI investigated Mateen for the second time in two years and cleared him of any suspicion.
“Most of our conversations were religious based, but nothing radical or homophobic or hate related,” Malik said.
Lynch would not comment about whether Mateen’s family members were cooperating with authorities, but mentioned they were still looking to talk to anyone who knew him.MORE NEWS: Former Aide Refuses To Accept Gov. Cuomo's Apology Amid Sexual Harassment Investigation; Gov. Stays Silent To Reporters' Questions