Pulse Shooting Anniversary

Added on by Loren Elliott.

Monday, June 12, 2017 was the one-year anniversary of the Pulse shooting. 49 people were killed and another 53 wounded inside the gay nightclub when gunman Omar Mateen opened fire on Latin night. Here are some images from the anniversary in Orlando...

Angel Ayala (left) and girlfriend Carla Montanez lean on each other during a community gathering at the Pulse nightclub memorial site, held to honor the 49 lives lost one year earlier in a mass shooting inside the club, in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, June 12, 2017. The event was part of "Orlando United Day," organized by the City of Orlando, Orange County government and Pulse, as a tribute to the victims of the attack. 

Angel Ayala (left) and girlfriend Carla Montanez lean on each other during a community gathering at the Pulse nightclub memorial site, held to honor the 49 lives lost one year earlier in a mass shooting inside the club, in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, June 12, 2017. The event was part of "Orlando United Day," organized by the City of Orlando, Orange County government and Pulse, as a tribute to the victims of the attack. 

Volunteer angel Tom Williams is seen with fellow angels during a community gathering at the Pulse nightclub memorial site, held to honor the 49 lives lost one year earlier in a mass shooting inside the club, in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, June 12, 2017. 

Volunteer angel Tom Williams is seen with fellow angels
during a community gathering at the Pulse nightclub memorial site, held to honor the 49 lives lost one year earlier in a mass shooting inside the club, in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, June 12, 2017. 

Noah Faudree (left) and Tommie Martin hold hands during a community gathering at the Pulse nightclub memorial site, held to honor the 49 lives lost one year earlier in a mass shooting inside the club, in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, June 12, 2017. Both attended Pulse regularly before the shooting. 

Noah Faudree (left) and Tommie Martin hold hands during a community gathering at the Pulse nightclub memorial site, held to honor the 49 lives lost one year earlier in a mass shooting inside the club, in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, June 12, 2017. Both attended Pulse regularly before the shooting. 

Estella Peterkin (right) hugs Chris Callen during a community gathering at the Pulse nightclub memorial site, held to honor the 49 lives lost one year earlier in a mass shooting inside the club, in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, June 12, 2017. Peterkin worked security at Pulse from 2012 to 2015. 

Estella Peterkin (right) hugs Chris Callen during a community gathering at the Pulse nightclub memorial site, held to honor the 49 lives lost one year earlier in a mass shooting inside the club, in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, June 12, 2017. Peterkin worked security at Pulse from 2012 to 2015. 

Friends and family of Cory James Connell celebrate his life at his grave on the one-year anniversary of the shooting at Pulse nightclub, at Greenwood Cemetery in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, June 12, 2017. Cory James Connell was one of the 49 killed at Pulse, a gay nightclub, one year earlier.

Friends and family of Cory James Connell celebrate his life at his grave on the one-year anniversary of the shooting at Pulse nightclub, at Greenwood Cemetery in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, June 12, 2017. Cory James Connell was one of the 49 killed at Pulse, a gay nightclub, one year earlier.

Carla Montanez (center) is consoled by girlfriend Angel Ayala (left) and daughter Keila Murillo while grieving the loss of friend Leroy Valentin Fernandez on the one-year anniversary of the Pulse shooting, at Greenwood Cemetery in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, June 12, 2017. At Fernandez's grave, they danced to a Beyoncé song that brought back fond memories and left balloons. 

Carla Montanez (center) is consoled by girlfriend Angel Ayala (left) and daughter Keila Murillo while grieving the loss of friend Leroy Valentin Fernandez on the one-year anniversary of the Pulse shooting, at Greenwood Cemetery in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, June 12, 2017. At Fernandez's grave, they danced to a Beyoncé song that brought back fond memories and left balloons. 

Loved ones of Leroy Valentin Fernandez, one of the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting, celebrate his life at his grave at Greenwood Cemetery in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, June 12, 2017. This day marked the one-year anniversary of the attack. 

Loved ones of Leroy Valentin Fernandez, one of the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting, celebrate his life at his grave at Greenwood Cemetery in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, June 12, 2017. This day marked the one-year anniversary of the attack. 

Vanessa Morales (right) holds hands with partner Aixa Soltren, who is seen embracing their daughter Alexis Guzman, 11, during a vigil at Lake Eola honoring the 49 lives lost exactly one year earlier in a mass shooting inside Pulse, a gay nightclub, in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, June 12, 2017. Soltren was at Pulse the night of the attack, but departed before the shooting began. 

Vanessa Morales (right) holds hands with partner Aixa Soltren, who is seen embracing their daughter Alexis Guzman, 11, during a vigil at Lake Eola honoring the 49 lives lost exactly one year earlier in a mass shooting inside Pulse, a gay nightclub, in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, June 12, 2017. Soltren was at Pulse the night of the attack, but departed before the shooting began.