The father of Pulse nightclub gunman Omar Mateen is angry at his son for his horrible crime and doesn't condone violence in the name of any religion.

News of the Sunday morning massacre at Pulse nightclub in Orlando has taken a toll on Port St. Lucie's Seddique Mateen — his 29-year-old son is now known for the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

In an interview with News 13 on Monday, Mateen maintained that he knew nothing of his son's plans, but said if he did, he would have turned in his son himself.

"As a father, it is very hard for me. And I am shocked. And I'm mad and sad," Seddique Mateen said.

Seddique Mateen said his son is responsible for his own actions. And he wasn't aware of what Omar Mateen was doing before his attack killed almost 50 people at Pulse nightclub south of downtown Orlando.

"What he did was a crime. Why did he do that? It was absolutely wrong. It was against humanity," the elder Mateen said. It's also a crime against Americans, he said, by his son, who, too, is American.

Mateen also mentioned perhaps eventually meeting with victims' families of the Orlando shooting.

"My message is that we love those people who passed away, and their loved ones, and those people who got injured — my love to them," Mateen said. "I didn't know (about his son's plans). I'm as shocked as you families. And I want to do what is the right thing to do as an American, the community, the people," he said.