UPDATED: City of Orlando adds names to list of Pulse shooting victims

The City of Orlando is continuing to release names of the victims of the shootings at Pulse nightclub Sunday. Initially, the number of victims was at 50, however, it has been modified to 49, not to include the shooter, Omar Saddiqui Mateen, who was killed by police after the attack.

The mayor of Orlando, Buddy Dyer, issued the following statement Monday regarding the shootings:

“Yesterday was the most horrific day in the history of the City of Orlando. And yet, I stand here today even more proud of our community because they came together, united to support the families and friends of the victims.

We learned of the heroic acts of our Orlando Police Department as well as other law enforcement, as well as our citizens as hundreds of lives were saved throughout the night. And the medical personnel that saved so many lives that were transported to the hospital are heroes.

I cannot imagine being one of the parents or being one of the loved ones who learned their loved one was deceased.

The FBI did an unbelievable job clearing the scene. By 11 p.m., all victims were removed from the scene by FDLE.

I want to compliment the medical examiner and FDLE for the work they did all night long, making identifications of victims and notifying next of kin. Forty-eight of the 49 victims have been identified. Twenty-six next of kin have been notified, with more to come.

The number to call for families is 407.246.4357. As the next of kin are being notified, we are putting the names on cityoforlando.net/victims.

We will not be defined by the act of a cowardly hater. We will be defined by how we respond, how we treat each other.”

 

Here is the latest release from the City of Orlando (the victims names and ages are listed):

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. (LAST UPDATE: 2:40 p.m. Monday)

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 Deidra 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, 27d

Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, 33

Brenda Lee Marquez McCool, 49

Yilmary Rodriguez Sulivan, 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