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Orlando Nightclub Massacre

Orlando Nightclub Massacre

Coverage of the Orlando nightclub massacre, June 12, 2016

Owner of Pulse, Gay Nightclub Hit by Mass Shooting, Plans Memorial

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    Orlando police officers seen outside of Pulse nightclub after a fatal shooting and hostage situation on June 12, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.

    The owner of a gay Florida nightclub that was the site of the worst mass shooting in recent U.S. history wants to build a memorial on the club's property.

    Barbara Poma owns the Orlando-based club. She said Tuesday in a statement that she will announce details for a memorial next week.

    In the months after the massacre, the city of Orlando proposed buying the club for $2.25 million so it could be turned into a memorial, but Poma ultimately turned down that offer.

    Forty-nine people were killed, and dozens more injured, during the massacre at the gay nightclub last June.

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