Blood Donations For Orlando Mass Shooting Victims

Florida residents are responding to an urgent need for blood donations in light of a mass nightclub shooting in Orlando.

One blood says their blood centers are at full capacity and ask residents to help over the next several days to replenish the blood supply.

To donate visit their website at www.oneblood.org or call 1.888.9DONATE (1.888.936-6283).

The city of Miami Beach will host a candlelight vigil at SoundScape Park at 7 p.m. for the victims, family and friends affected by Sunday's tragedy in the City of Orlando.

A blood mobile will be parked in front of SoundScape Park from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. for anyone able to donate blood for those in need.

A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun took hostages and opened fire inside a crowded Florida nightclub, leaving 49 dead and 53 others wounded early Sunday morning, authorities say.

The suspect was identified by several law enforcement sources as Omar Mateen, according to NBC News.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in Orange County following the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

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