ORLANDO, Fla. – Authorities on Monday released the final name of the victims who were slain in the mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub.
Authorities said all 49 victims have been identified and removed from Pulse nightclub. Their names and ages have now been released.
Many families gathered at the Beardall Senior Center near the mass shooting scene in Orlando as they awaited word on their loved ones. Authorities began briefing them Monday morning.
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Fifty-three others were injured, some critically, in the shooting at Pulse nightclub near downtown Orlando early Sunday morning. Hospital officials say five people are still in "grave condition." Orlando Health said they had discharged six patients and that 29 patients remain in the hospital, many of whom remain critically ill and in shock. Health officials say they have had no patients die of their injuries since the initial nine who arrived Sunday morning and that six more require surgery.
"On this very difficult day, we offer heartfelt condolences to 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."
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
- Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, 31
- Oscar A Aracena-Montero, 26
- Enrique L. Rios, Jr., 25
- Miguel Angel Honorato,30
- Javier Jorge-Reyes, 40
- Joel Rayon Paniagua, 32
- Jason Benjamin Josaphat, 19
- Cory James Connell, 21
- Juan P. Rivera Velazquez, 37
- Luis Daniel Conde, 39
- Shane Evan Tomlinson, 33
- Juan Chevez-Martinez, 25
- Jerald Arthur Wright, 31
- Leroy Valentin Fernandez, 25
- Tevin Eugene Crosby, 25
- Jonathan Antonio Camuy Vega, 24
- Jean C. Nives Rodriguez, 27
- Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, 33
- Brenda Lee Marquez McCool, 49
- Yilmary Rodriguez Solivan, 24
- Christopher Andrew Leinonen, 32
- Angel L. Candelario-Padro, 28
- Frank Hernandez, 27
- Paul Terrell Henry, 41
- Antonio Davon Brown, 29
- Christopher Joseph Sanfeliz, 24
- Akyra Monet Murray, 18
- Geraldo A. Ortiz-Jimenez, 25
The name of the shooter, Omar Mateen, who was killed in a gunfight with Orlando police, is not on the list on the city of Orlando's website.
Relatives looking for information are asked to call 407-246-4357.
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Orlando's local blood center, OneBlood, mourned the loss of one of its own team members in the mass shooting. Rodolfo Ayala Ayala was described as a highly respected member of the OneBlood family, "passionate about saving lives and took great pride in the lifesaving work he performed."
"He was a caring and friendly person and will be greatly missed by everyone who had the honor of knowing him," OneBlood said in a release to News 6 on Tuesday.
Seminole State College said Monday in a release that it is mourning the loss of Luis S. Vielma, who was an Emergency Medical Services student at the college.
Cory Connell, an Edgewater High School graduate, worked at the College Park Publix, where a growing memorial now stands. A GoFundMe was created for his family's funeral and travel expenses.
"It is evident by the outpouring of love on Facebook that Cory's smile and kind heart touched many," Connell's GoFundMe page read.
Friends said popular Central Florida singer Shane Tomlinson and his band had wrapped up their set at one club and headed to Pulse nightclub. His friends waited at the Beard center Monday morning in hopes of hearing which hospital Tomlinson was in. Tomlinson's name was added to the list of victims late Monday morning.
"He lived a way too short life, but it was a huge life," Tomlinson's friend, Rahmlee Birch, told News 6 Monday. "He went out like the superstar that he deserves to be."
Survivors described the gunfire to News 6 on Sunday, and loved ones remembered those who died in the shooting.
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