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Orlando Nightclub Massacre

Orlando Nightclub Massacre

Coverage of the Orlando nightclub massacre, June 12, 2016

Orlando's Pulse Nightclub to Reopen as Memorial Site

Details about when the site will reopen as a memorial haven't been released

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    ORLANDO, FLORIDA - JUNE 12: Orlando police officers seen outside of Pulse nightclub after a fatal shooting and hostage situation on June 12, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. The suspected shooter, Omar Mateen, was shot and killed by police. 50 people are reported dead and 53 were injured. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

    The owners of Pulse nightclub in Florida say it will reopen as a memorial to the 49 people who died there.

    The announcement was posted Sunday on One Pulse Foundation's social media accounts. The foundation was set up by the nightclub's owners to "provide financial assistance to the victims'' and to "contribute to the creation of a permanent memorial."

    Details about when the site will reopen as a memorial haven't been released.

    Gunman Omar Mateen opened fire at the gay nightclub in Orlando on June 12, killing 49 patrons and injuring 53 others. He was killed in a shootout with police.