The Orlando Police have begun publishing the names of the victims in the Pulse Orlando shooting. As seen in the below tweet from the official Twitter page of the Orlando Police, authorities are leading people who want to see the names of those who died in the Orlando shooting to a page of victims’ names and ages on the City of Orlando website.
Pulse Shooting: This is where you can find the victim's names, as we continue to release: https://t.co/a0wekaZPtG— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) June 12, 2016
Thus far, the names of the Orlando shooting victims list begins with the name Edward Sotomayor, Jr., a 34-year-old who was a travel website brand manager, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Edward’s photo can be seen below.
The next name on the list of victims is Stanley Almodovar III, a 23-year-old who created a Snapchat video as Stanley’s friend drove to the Pulse Orlando nightclub, according to the Orlando Sentinel Instagram page.
“On his way to the Pulse nightclub, Stanley Almodovar III laughed and sang, posting to Snapchat while a friend drove. ‘I wish I had that to remember him forever,’ said his mother Rosalie Ramos. But Stanley Almodovar, 23, died in the shooting at the Orlando nightclub. We’ve linked his obituary in our bio.#PulseShooting #PrayForOrlando#OrlandoUnited“
The publication’s Instagram and Twitter accounts posted the below photo of Stanley, with a description that included his mother’s heartbreaking wish to remember her son forever via that Snapchat video.
Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo is the next name that appears on the list of shooting victims in Orlando. Luis was a 20-year-old who loved dancing, according to the Daily Beast.
The list of shooting victims, which contains only 7 of the names of the 50 shooting victims as of this writing, is being updated. Juan Ramon Guerrero is another name on the list of victims, a 22-year-old who had just started college, according to the Boston Globe.
Other names listed on the official list of shooting victims linked to by the Orlando Police include the following victims.
“Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36 years old
“Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22 years old
“Luis S. Vielma, 22 years old”
Various publications are publishing the photos of the victims, such as the photo gallery of the Orlando shooting victims on Heavy.
As noted on the page referenced by the Orlando Police that contains the list of names and ages of the Pulse Orlando victims, the list of names will be updated as the families of the victims have been notified.
“On this very difficult day, we offer heartfelt condolences to today’s victims and their families. 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 below list of individuals includes victims who have lost their lives during the early morning incident, and next of kin have been contacted. As we continue to reach out to the families of victims, we will continue to update this post.”
The Orlando Police have also warned the public to wait to conduct the vigils that are being planned in order to honor the victims that appear on the list of names, as well as those who were injured in the mass shooting. The Orlando Police Twitter account explained that the authorities needed to dedicate all of their resources elsewhere.
Information about the guns used in the Orlando shooting were also released via the official ATF headquarters Twitter account, as seen in the below tweet. The guns used by the Orlando shooter included a 9mm semi-automatic gun as well as an assault type of rifle.
[Photo by AP Photo/Chris O’Meara]