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Florida Gov. orders flags lowered to half-staff Sunday to honor Pulse Nightclub victims

Sunday marks six years since shooting at club
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Posted at 6:53 PM, Jun 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-12 08:48:25-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered Friday the recognition of the victims who died and the injured during a shooting at Pulse Nightclub June 12, 2016 in Orlando.

Sunday marks six years since the incident.

On Sunday, the governor ordered flags at local and state buildings, installations and grounds throughout the state of Florida to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Sunday and requested citizens to take a moment of silence at 9 a.m. Sunday as part of Pulse Remembrance Day in Florida.

On June 12, 2016, a man entered the Pulse Nightclub, which was an LGBTQ establishment that was hosting themed Latin Night and shot and killed 49 people.

Many who died were of Hispanic background.

The shooter was designated as an ISIS-inspired terrorist that purposefully targeted the LGBTQ establishment.

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