Dad of man named as Orlando shooter: 'We are in shock'

ORLANDO, FL -- The father of the man named as the shooter in a massacre at a gay Florida nightclub says he's in shock and that he wasn't aware of anything his son might have been planning.

EMBED More News Videos

Approximately 20 people are dead and 42 were injured in an Orlando nightclub shooting

Mir Seddique is the father of Omar Mateen of Port St. Lucie, Florida. Seddique told NBC News that his son got angry when he saw two men kissing in Miami a couple of months ago and thinks that may be related to the shooting.

Seddique says: "We are saying we are apologizing for the whole incident. ... We are in shock like the whole country."

How to locate friends and family following an emergency

The father also says the incident has nothing to do with religion.

Officials say the shooter was among the 50 killed, and that they're investigating whether the incident was an act of terrorism.

VIDEO: Police give updates after deadly Orlando nightclub shooting
EMBED More News Videos

Police give the latest details in the Orlando nightclub shooting

EMBED More News Videos

Florida Gov. Rick Scott says justice will be swift following the mass shooting in Orlando

EMBED More News Videos

A witness of the mass shooting in Orlando says he initially thought the shooting was part of a song

Copyright © 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.