Victims slain in Orlando mass shooting identified

Survivors describe gunfire inside Orlando nightclub

via WKMG:

ORLANDO, Fla. -- (WKMG) -- Orlando officials Sunday afternoon began identifying victims slain in a mass shooting inside a nightclub.

"On this very difficult day, we offer heartfelt condolences to today’s victims and their families," the city posted on its website. "Our city is working tirelessly to get as much information out to the families so they can begin the grieving process. Please keep the following individuals in your thoughts and prayers. #PrayforOrlando."

Fifty people died and 53 others were injured, some critically, in the shooting.

The list of individuals includes victims who died in the carnage, and their next of kin have been contacted, city officials said.

  • Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34

  • Stanley Almodovar III, 23

  • Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20

  • Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22

  • Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36

  • Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22

  • Luis S. Vielma, 22

  • Kimberly Morris, 37

  • Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30

  • Darryl Roman Burt II, 29

  • Deonka Diedra Drayton, 32

  • Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21

  • Anthony Luis Laureanodisla, 25

  • Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35

  • Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, 50

  • Amanda Alvear, 25

  • Martin Benitez Torres, 33

  • Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, 37

  • Mercedez Marisol Flores, 26

  • Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, 35

  • Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, 25

  • Oscar A Aracena-Montero, 26

  • Enrique L. Rios, Jr., 25

The name of the shooter, Omar Mateen, who was killed in a gunfight with Orlando police, is not on the list.

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