Orlando shooting - updates

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Disgruntled employee kills 5 in Florida, takes own life

Jun 05, 2017 - 9:59 PM

UPDATED Four people are killed at the scene while a fifth dies at the hospital Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings tells reporters

AT THE SCENE. Sheriff Jerry Demings at the scene of the tragic shooting with multiple fatalities. Image from Twitter @OrangeCoSheriff

Pulse nightclub in Florida to become museum after 2016 massacre

May 05, 2017 - 12:09 PM

The club will serve as a memorial and museum to help comfort those who lost someone in the attack and promote tolerance

MUSEUM. In this file photo, people look out at the Pulse nightclub on June 18, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. File photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

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Dec 22, 2016 - 1:43 PM

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WATCH: Katy Perry surprises Orlando shooting survivor

Sep 09, 2016 - 11:43 AM

I m happy to be a joy I m happy to be a light and I m happy that I could be there in my own little way to help you Katy says to Tony Marrero who was shot 4 times in the back during the Orlando shooting

EMOTIONAL SURPRISE. Katy Perry surprises a survivor of the Orlando shooting. Screengrab from YouTube/TheEllenShow

WATCH: Stars honor the 49 Orlando shooting victims in moving tribute

Jul 05, 2016 - 11:32 AM

Entertainment figures such as Lady Gaga Lea Michele Chris Pine Darren Criss and more – 49 of them – remember and tell the stories of the 49 individuals who lost their lives in the tragic Orlando nightclub shooting

Screengrab from YouTube/Human Rights Campaign

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Jun 17, 2016 - 1:22 PM

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The party goes on

Jun 15, 2016 - 8:18 PM

What happened in Orlando may have sent chills down our spines but it will never silence the community

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Jun 14, 2016 - 7:49 PM

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Hollywood, PH stars pay tribute to Orlando shooting victims

Jun 14, 2016 - 5:39 PM

Entertainment personalities join everyone who mourns for the Orlando shooting victims They post about their shock and grief as well as proclaim messages of empowerment and hope

Photos by Paolo Abad/Rappler; Justin Lane/EPA

Pia Wurtzbach stands by LGBT community after Orlando shooting

Jun 14, 2016 - 11:02 AM

I am Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach from a highly conservative Catholic country but I am not afraid Pia captions a photo of a rainbow flag

LGBT SUPPORT. After the Orlando shooting, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach says that the LGBT community is close to her heart. File photo shows Pia at her homecomeing parade in January 2015, where a double rainbow graced the sky. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

'Up to God to punish homosexuals': Orlando killer's father

Jun 13, 2016 - 8:55 PM

The father of the gunman behind the Florida massacre voices sadness that his son took it upon himself to attack the gay community saying it was up to God to punish homosexuals

MOURNING. Sister Leiya watches the 2016 Gay Pride Parade in West Hollywood, California on June 12, 2016. Photo by Mark Ralston / AFP

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Jun 13, 2016 - 8:07 PM

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Terror returns to US with gay club massacre

Jun 13, 2016 - 8:02 PM

US anti terror strategy comes under fresh scrutiny after a gunman previously cleared of jihadist ties launched a hate fueled rampage in a Florida gay club that left 50 people dead

VIGIL. People gather to mourn, honor and remember the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting at Newtown, in Sydney, Australia, 13 June 2016. Photo by Sam Mooy / Australia and New Zealand Out / EPA

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Jun 13, 2016 - 1:19 PM

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Tony Awards dedicates ceremony to Orlando victims

Jun 13, 2016 - 10:12 AM

Hate will never win Tonight s show stands as a symbol and a celebration of that principle says host James Corden

2016 TONY AWARDS. The awards night was dedicated to those affected by the Orlando massacre, which happened a day before the Tonys. Screengrab from Instagram/thetonyawards

Obama: Orlando attack an act of 'terror' and 'hate'

Jun 13, 2016 - 3:40 AM

This is an especially heartbreaking day for our friends and fellow Americans who are lesbian gay bisexual or transgender says US President Barack Obama

epa05360010 US President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the mass shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 12 June 2016. Fifty people were killed and fifty-three were injured in the Orlando nightclub shooting, the worst mass shooting in United States history. The incident is being investigated as an act of terrorism. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Pope Francis condemns 'senseless hatred' of US gay club massacre

Jun 13, 2016 - 2:30 AM

We all hope that ways may be found as soon as possible to effectively identify and contrast the causes of such terrible and absurd violence says a statement from the Holy See

epa05359339 A bouquet of flowers is seen in front of the Orlando Health Center where some of the victims of the shooting at Pulse nightclub, are being cured in Orlando, Florida, USA, 12 June 2016. At least 50 people were killed and many others injured in a shooting attack at an LGBT club in the early hours of 12 June, according to media reports. The shooter was killed in the police operation that followed. EPA/CRISTOBAL HERRERA

Club at center of shooting founded in honor of HIV victim

Jun 13, 2016 - 2:20 AM

Barbara Poma and her friend opened Pulse in 2004 to keep the memory of Barbara s brother alive

epa05359537 Police and rescue officers monitor the scene of a shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, USA, 12 June 2016. At least 50 people were killed and many others injured in a shooting attack at an LGBT club in the early hours of 12 June, according to media reports. The shooter was killed in the police operation that followed. EPA/CRISTOBAL HERRERA

50 dead in America's worst mass shooting

Jun 12, 2016 - 6:26 PM

10th UPDATE Islamic State linked news agency Amaq claims an ISIS fighter was behind the attack on the gay nightclub in Orlando