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Mourners Hold Vigils For Six Month Anniversary of Pulse Nightclub Shooting

An emotional milestone took place Monday morning, precisely six months after the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Employees, loved ones and survivors returned to Pulse nightclub in Orlando for a vigil at 2:02 AM – the moment when a gunman started a killing spree that left 49 people dead and more than fifty others wounded.

"We're going to keep fighting and we're going keep speaking up and speaking their names and we're never going to let them be forgotten here in Orlando and across the globe,” said Charlotte Davis, a Pulse employee.

Outside the nightclub this morning, many lined up to pay respects, reflecting on how Orlando has responded to the tragedy.

“We are showing the world, our city Orlando is showing the world how to come together,” said Davis.

As the six month anniversary of the worst mass shooting in US history approached, surveillance video taken by cameras inside the Pulse nightclub captured dozens of people running out in a panic.

The video, released Sunday, shows Orlando Police arrived with guns drawn as they moved into position, and a portion of the video shows officers identifying and rescuing an injured victim.

The video also shows what appears to be Omar Mateen parking his van under a canopy on the side of the club. Authorities later zeroed in on the van as well as a police robot. A different camera angle captured the robot taking objects from the vehicle, including a baby stroller.

More vigils were held in Orlando Monday evening.

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