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Across the nation and world, people gathered to share their grief and dismay in the aftermath of the deadly attack in Orlando early Sunday. Authorities say 49 people were killed and dozens of others were injured in what is now the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history.
The shooting occurred at Pulse Orlando, a popular gay nightclub, during what is typically an annual time of celebration — Pride month — for the LGBT community. The suspect in the shooting, 29-year-old Omar Mateen, was killed in a gun battle with police as he held hostages inside the nightclub, officials said.
At various events, people turned out in droves to express solidarity with the city of Orlando on Sunday and Monday, making makeshift memorials and holding vigils and moments of silence in honor of the victims and their loved ones.