Victims of Orlando nightclub mass shooting identified by police

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ORLANDO – The names of the victims who were killed in an attack at an Orlando nightclub were released early Sunday afternoon, hours after the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history claimed the lives of 49 people.

Orlando police started releasing the names of the victims at 1 p.m. PST Sunday.

Their names are:

  • Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34 years old
  • Stanley Almodovar III, 23 years old
  • Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20 years old
  • Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22 years old
  • Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36 years old
  • Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22 years old
  • Luis S. Vielma, 22 years old
  • Kimberly Morris, 37 years old
  • Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30 years old
  • Darryl Roman Burt II, 29 years old
  • Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32 years old
  • Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21 years old
  • Anthony Luis Laureanodisla, 25 years old
  • Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35 years old
  • Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, 50 years old
  • Amanda Alvear, 25 years old
  • Martin Benitez Torres, 33 years old
  • Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, 37 years old
  • Mercedez Marisol Flores, 26 years old
  • Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, 35 years old
  • Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, 25 years old
  • Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, 31 years old
  • Oscar A Aracena-Montero, 26 years old
  • Enrique L. Rios, Jr., 25 years old
  • Miguel Angel Honorato, 30 years old
  • Javier Jorge-Reyes, 40 years old
  • Joel Rayon Paniagua, 32 years old
  • Jason Benjamin Josaphat, 19 years old
  • Cory James Connell, 21 years old
  • Juan P. Rivera Velazquez, 37 years old
  • Luis Daniel Conde, 39 years old
  • Shane Evan Tomlinson, 33 years old
  • Juan Chevez-Martinez, 25 years old
  • Jerald Arthur Wright, 31 years old
  • Leroy Valentin Fernandez, 25 years old
  • Tevin Eugene Crosby, 25 years old
  • Jonathan Antonio Camuy Vega, 24 years old
  • Jean C. Nives Rodriguez, 27 years old
  • Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, 33 years old
  • Brenda Lee Marquez McCool, 49 years old
  • Yilmary Rodriguez Sulivan, 24 years old
  • Christopher Andrew Leinonen, 32 years old
  • Angel L. Candelario-Padro, 28 years old
  • Frank Hernandez, 27 years old
  • Paul Terrell Henry, 41 years old
  • Antonio Davon Brown, 29 years old
  • Christopher Joseph Sanfeliz, 24 years old
  • Akyra Monet Murray, 18 years old
  • Geraldo A. Ortiz-Jimenez, 25 years old

Fourty-nine people died and 53 others were injured when the suspected gunman, Omar Mateen, opened fire on the Pulse nightclub early Sunday morning.

He carried an assault rifle and a pistol into the packed club about 2 a.m. and started shooting, according to police.

After a standoff of about three hours, police crashed into the building with an armored vehicle and killed Mateen.

“It appears he was organized and well-prepared,” Orlando Police Chief John Mina said.

Authorities have not released any findings of accomplices.

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