What We Know About the Orlando Victims So Far

June 12th 2016

Danielle DeCourcey

For the first time, Orlando officials are releasing the names of several of the 49 people who were killed early Sunday in the Florida nightclub shooting. Now, survivors of the tragedy at Pulse Orlando are sharing their personal stories of the deadliest shooting in U.S. history on social media.

All 49 names have been released by the City of Orlando. 

Stanley Almodovar III, 23 years old

Amanda Alvear, 25 years old

Oscar A Aracena-Montero, 26 years old

Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, 33 years old

Antonio Davon Brown, 29 years old

Darryl Roman Burt II, 29 years old

Angel L. Candelario-Padro, 28 years old

Juan Chevez-Martinez, 25 years old

Luis Daniel Conde, 39 years old

Cory James Connell, 21 years old

Tevin Eugene Crosby, 25 years old

Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32 years old

Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, 31 years old

Leroy Valentin Fernandez, 25 years old

Mercedez Marisol Flores, 26 years old

Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22 years old

Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22 years old

Paul Terrell Henry, 41 years old

Frank Hernandez, 27 years old

Miguel Angel Honorato, 30 years old

Javier Jorge-Reyes, 40 years old

Jason Benjamin Josaphat, 19 years old

Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30 years old

Anthony Luis Laureano Disla, 25 years old

Christopher Andrew Leinonen, 32 years old

Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21 years old

Brenda Lee Marquez McCool, 49 years old

Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, 25 years old

Kimberly (KJ) Morris, 37 years old

Akyra Monet Murray, 18 years old

Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20 years old

Geraldo A. Ortiz-Jimenez, 25 years old

Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36 years old

Joel Rayon Paniagua, 32 years old

Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35 years old

Enrique L. Rios, Jr., 25 years old

Jean C. Nives Rodriguez, 27 years old

Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, 35 years old

Christopher Joseph Sanfeliz, 24 years old

Yilmary Rodriguez Solivan, 24 years old

Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34 years old

Shane Evan Tomlinson, 33 years old

Martin Benitez Torres, 33 years old

Jonathan Antonio Camuy Vega, 24 years old

Juan P. Rivera Velazquez, 37 years old

Luis S. Vielma, 22 years old

Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, 50 years old

Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, 37 years old

Jerald Arthur Wright, 31 years old


The Facebook page for Pulse Orlando is now a place for people to talk about the tragedy, including survivors.

Pulse Orlando

Victims left comments under the club's terrifying post as the shooting began at about 2 a.m Sunday.

"Everyone get out of Pulse and keep running," according to the post.

A Facebook user named Ricardo Almodovar said he was inside the club when the shooting started. He ran for his life. After he escaped another survivor offered him a ride home, according to his comment.

Ricardo J. Negron Almodovar

"I was there. Shooter opened fire at around 2:00 a.m. People on the dance floor and bar got down on the floor and some of us who were near the bar and back exit managed to go out through the outdoor area and just ran. I am safely home and hoping everyone gets home safely as well."

A Facebook user by the name Chris Jean posted that he ran out the back door to escape the shooting.

Chris Jean

"I am okay. I was the boy who first open the door on the left bar where all the go go boys are at so that everybody could run out especially my best friends."

Another user named Justin Barnes said he was in his car when he heard the shots.

Justin Barnes

"I was a the light on orange in the blue scion that was driving back an forth loudly as the shoots were being fired scariest moment."

One woman with the user name Lilbia Carmen said that she heard the shooting while on the phone with her daughter. Her daughter is alive and apparently had to stay inside the club with the dead until the police released her.

Lilbia Carmen

"Nothing yet. My daughter is in there. Please keep praying for them... She's waiting for cops to be able to come out. I was on the pone and all I hear is shot guns."

A Facebook user with the name Martha Bonilla posted that her cousin was shot during the tragedy. She wrote that he is in stable condition and thanked the Facebook group for its support.

Martha Bonilla

"Thank you all. I believe he's in stable condition for now. Thank you for all the love n support I appreciate it."

Jessenia Marquez posted that her daughter and niece made it out of Pulse Orlando safely but her cousin did not.

Jessenia Marquez

"Thank you lord because my daughter my niece and nephew made it out safe. My cousin did not and she is in my prayers as we wait patiently to get to her . Brenda we love you. We are her with you. Isaiah angels were with you all. Be safe everyone please stand United in prayer."

[h/t WFTV]



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