Monday, June 19, 2017

One Year Anniversary of Pulse Nightclub Shootin

By Kayleen Turner
    On June 12, 2016 Omar Mateen walked into Pulse nightclub, a LGBT nightclub located in Orlando, Florida. Omar then opened fire which his SIG Sauer MCX semi-automatic rifle, and his 9mm Glock 17 semi-automatic pistol. Forty-nine people were killed in this attack, and fifty-eight others were wounded. Counting the attacker the death toll hit 50 people. This is also known as the Pulse nightclub attack/shooting, or the biggest mass shooting to happen in the U.S. The first shots were fired at 1:58am.

    This year people mourned by decorating the outer fence surrounding Pulse nightclub. They also remembered the dead by having a memorial service at the nightclub starting at the same time the shooting did. Most people believe that this event was a heinous hate crime. During the shooting the attacker called the police and stated that he was a member of ISIS. However, most people still believe that this is a hate crime due to the group of people he targeted and slaughtered.

    For the purpose of keeping this list short I will only be listing the people killed in this disturbing event; otherwise including the wounded there would be over 100 people on the list. These people are:
Akyra Monet Murray, 18
Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21
Amanda Alvear and Mercedez Marisol Flores, 25 and 26
Angel L. Candelario-Padro, 28
Anthony Luis Laureano Disla, 25
Antonio Davon Brown, 29
Brenda Lee Marquez McCool, 49
Christopher Joseph Sanfeliz, 24
Cory James Connell, 21
Darryl "DJ" Roman Burt II, 29
Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32
Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30
Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34
Enrique L. Rios, Jr, 25
Eric Ivan Ortiz Rivera, 36
Frank Hernandez , 27
Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, 50
Geraldo A. "Drake" Ortiz-Jimenez, 25
Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, 25
Jason Benjamin Josaphat, 19
Javier Jorge-Reyes, 40
Jean C. Nieves Rodriguez, 27
Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35
Jerald Arthur Wright, 31
Joel Rayon Paniagua, 32
Jonathan Antonio Camuy Vega, 24
Juan Chevez-Martinez, 25
Juan Pablo Rivera Velazquez, 37
Juan Ramon Guerrero and Christopher Andrew Leinonen, 22 and 32
Kimberly Morris, 37
Leroy Valentin Fernandez, 25
Luis Daniel Conde , 39
Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, 37
Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20
Luis S. Vielma, 22
Martin Benitez Torres, 33
Miguel Angel Honorato, 30
Oscar A. Aracena-Montero and Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, 26 and 31
Paul Terrell Henry , 41
Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22
Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, 33
Shane Evan Tomlinson, 33
Stanley Almodovar III, 23
Tevin Eugene Crosby, 25
Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, 35
Yilmary Rodriguez Solivan, 24


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