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Friday marks 4 years since tragic Pulse nightclub shooting that killed 49

Friday marks 4 years since Pulse nightclub shooting that killed 49
Posted at 10:02 AM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-12 12:23:14-04

ORLANDO, Fla. – Friday, the nation remembers one of the deadliest mass shootings in United States history.

June 12 is the fourth anniversary of the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando, Florida.

On that day in 2016, Omar Mateen opened fire inside of the LGBT club, killing a total of 49 people. More than 50 others were injured.

Police shot and killed Mateen during the events of that night.

In honor of the shooting victims, Gov. Ron DeSantis has ordered all flags in the state to be flown at half-staff on Friday.

The Orlando community also plans to hold a tribute and a remembrance ceremony virtually, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

During prior anniversaries, the community has gathered outside the club to remember the victims. This year, the area around the business was closed to public, but survivors, family members of victims and first responders are being allowed to visit.