Parents, dancers, students, and nurses are among the 49 shot dead by terrorist Omar Mateen in Florida gay club slaughter.Terrorist Omar Mateen shot dead 49 people and wounded at least 53 more during the massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando in the early hours of Sunday morning – and called 911 just before the attack to pledge allegiance to ISIS.
Mateen, reportedly laughed as he sprayed bullets into the crowded club before he was shot dead by a SWAT team several hours after launching his horrific massacre with a legally bought assault rifle and pistol.He told the 911 dispatcher he was inspired by ISIS. More pics of victims below;
Edward Sotomayor Jr. (left) and Stanley Almodovar III (right) were the first victims identified in the aftermath of the worst mass shooting in American history
Juan Ramon Guerrero (left) and Luis Vielma (right) also died in the nightclub shooting on Sunday
Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo (left) and Eric Ortiz-Rivera (right) also died in the shooting
Juan Guerrero (left), who has been named as one of the 50 people to have lost their lives, is pictured with his boyfriend Christopher Leinonen (right)
Vielma (pictured), 22, worked at Universal Orlando as a production assistant on the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride,
Christine Leinonen (pictured with her son Christopher Leinonen) drove to Orlando at 4am after learning of the shooting from a friend of her son, who was at Pulse and is missing
By Monday afternoon, well-wishers had donated almost $5,000.
Brenda Lee Marquez McCool, 49, had survived two types of cancer. Mother to 11 children, she had a boyfriend and was out with friends at the Latin night on Saturday when she became a victim of the massacre
Eddie Justice (pictured) an accountant who lived in downtown Orlando, was named as one of the victims early on Monday morning
On Sunday, Mina Justice (left) was outside the club trying to contact her son, Eddie, who texted her (right) when the shooting happened and asked her to call police. He was later confirmed dead
Tragic: Anthony Laureano Disla (pictured), 25, was gunned down. He performed as a fiery Latina drag queen called Alanis Laurell (right)
Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, father to one five-year-old, was a professional dancer for Disney and Universal under the name Eman
Shane Tomlinson was a gifted singer who performed with the cover band Frequency Saturday. The 33-year-old (pictured left and right) regularly performed at Orlando's Blue Martini club, as well as private events. He was due to perform three shows at Blue Martini this month
Martin Benitez Torres (left) was a 33-year-old college student who lived in San Juan. He came to visit family in Florida. Kimberly Morris (right) was also named as victims
J.K. Rowling tweeted a tribute to Luis Vielma, writing: 'Luis Vielma worked on the Harry Potter ride at Universal. He was 22 years old. I can't stop crying. #Orlando'
Mercedez Flores, 26, (left) and Amanda Alvear, 25, who were best friends, were together at Pulse nightclub when they were gunned down
Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, 37 (left) and long-term partner Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35, were shot dead in Orlando's Pulse nightclub
Deonka Drayton, 32, (left) worked at Pulse. Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, 50, (right) was a professional Jibaro dancer
Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez (left) and Peter Ommy Gonzalez-Cruz (right) were best friends. They died at the club together
Philadelphia-based Akyra Murray, 18, was out in Orlando celebrating graduating high school. She was about to start at Mercyhurst College in Erie on a full basketball scholarship
Just hours before his death, Darryl Roman Burt II, 29, graduated from the Keller Graduate School of Management with a Master's degree in human resources management.
Father-of-three Miguel Angel Honorato (pictured left and right) was a skilled business manager
Jonathan Camuy, 25, (pictured left and right) moved to Florida from Puerto Rico to work for the Spanish-language TV network Telemundo
Tevin Crosby, 25, (left) was director of operations for a Michigan marketing firm traveling for work. Enrique L Rios (right) was a carer for the elderly in Brooklyn.
Antonio Davon Brown, 29, (left) was a Captain serving as a Troop Program Unit soldier in the U.S. Army Reserve. Cory James Connell, 21, (right) was at Pulse with his girlfriend, who survived the attack. He was a broadcasting sports journalism major at Valencia College
Juan P. Rivera Velazquez (left) and Luis Daniel Conde (center), the owners of D'Magazine Salon & Spa in Kissimmee, Florida, and their friend Javier Jorge-Reyes (right) were at Pulse together
Friends Juan P. Rivera Velasquez (left) Javier Jorge-Reyes (center) and Luis Daniel Conde (right) all died in the shooting at Pulse nightclub
Simon Carillo (left) was at Pulse with his boyfriend Oscar Aracena-Montero (right). Both were killed in the massacre