ORLANDO, Fla. -- Monday marks one year since the deadly shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
Forty-nine people died and dozens more were injured as a result of the Pulse nightclub massacre, the worst mass shooting in recent U.S. history.
Omar Mateen, the gunman who opened fire on a gay nightclub in Orlando and took hostages in a June attack that killed 49 people, was shot eight times by police and was not drunk at the time of the rampage, according to an autopsy report.
Mateen opened fire at the club at around 2 a.m. Police ultimately killed Mateen during a shootout after police stormed the building at around 5 a.m.
"In terms of survivors I’m one of the lucky ones. One in the knee went in and out and one in my left foot. I had to take time to recover. Today I can pretty much do almost anything I did before so I have my mobility and freedom so I can’t same the same for others. Physical aspect I’m doing alright. Obviously there’s an emotional and psychological toll we’re not going to get over in 1, 5 or 10 years. For us this is still ongoing." Angel Santiago, a survivor, told First Coast News.
Hundreds gathered early Monday morning at a memorial event for the 49 lives taken during the shooting. At 2:02 a.m., the time of the shooting, all 49 names were read.
Here's a timeline of events for today's ceremony:
June 12, 2017 –
“Orlando Love — Remembering Our Angels”
7:00 PM – Program Begins
Ceremony of Remembrance
"Ceremony of Rembrance at Pulse"
10:00 PM- Program begins
Hundreds of volunteers in Orlando are remembering the 49 victims of the Pulse shooting by packaging meals for the hungry. The goal of the drive is to package 10,000 meals per victim, for a total of 490,000 meals.
Below are the names of the victims and their photos:
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