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Brazil: Sao Paulo commemorates Orlando mass shooting victims00:53

Brazil: Sao Paulo commemorates Orlando mass shooting victims

Brazil, Sao Paulo
June 13, 2016 at 05:46 GMT +00:00 · Published

Mourners in Sao Paulo held a candle-lit vigil outside the Sao Paulo Art Museum (MASP) in remembrance of the victims of the Orlando LGBT nightclub shooting, which left 50 dead and scores injures in the central Floridian city, Sunday.

Fifty people were killed and 53 injured in a shooting at the LGBT nightclub 'Pulse' in Orlando on Sunday, with Mayor Buddy Dyer confirming the numbers during a press briefing later in the day. The shooting is the deadliest attack in the US since 9/11.

Omar Siddiqui Mateen, a US citizen of Afghan descent living in Port St. Lucie, has been identified as the culprit. He was killed during the SWAT operation at the club.

Mateen reportedly claimed links to the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) before carrying out the attack, but officials have stated that the militant group's relations with the individual could be tenuous.

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Mourners in Sao Paulo held a candle-lit vigil outside the Sao Paulo Art Museum (MASP) in remembrance of the victims of the Orlando LGBT nightclub shooting, which left 50 dead and scores injures in the central Floridian city, Sunday.

Fifty people were killed and 53 injured in a shooting at the LGBT nightclub 'Pulse' in Orlando on Sunday, with Mayor Buddy Dyer confirming the numbers during a press briefing later in the day. The shooting is the deadliest attack in the US since 9/11.

Omar Siddiqui Mateen, a US citizen of Afghan descent living in Port St. Lucie, has been identified as the culprit. He was killed during the SWAT operation at the club.

Mateen reportedly claimed links to the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) before carrying out the attack, but officials have stated that the militant group's relations with the individual could be tenuous.

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