Obama says there is no clear evidence Orlando killer was directed by extremists

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President Obama Calls Orlando Shooting 'Homegrown Extremism'
President Obama Calls Orlando Shooting 'Homegrown Extremism'

WASHINGTON, June 13 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday said that there was no clear evidence that the shooter in Sunday's massacre in Orlando, Florida had been directed by a larger terrorist network.

"At this stage we see no clear evidence that he was directed" by extremists, Obama said to reporters, speaking in the Oval Office.

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Obama said that the gunman, Omar Mateen, had been "inspired by various extremist information that was disseminated over the internet."

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(Reporting by Tim Gardner and Alana Wise)