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Pulse Nightclub Reopens As Memorial For Slain Victims

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Amber Randall Civil Rights Reporter

The nightclub where the Orlando shooting took place announced Sunday it will reopen as a memorial for those who died.

OnePulse Foundation confirmed Pulse nightclub’s intention via Instagram, reports The Orlando Sentinel. The owners of Pulse started OnePulse Foundation to help the victims from the Orlando shooting financially. The foundation will also help create the memorial.

Islamic terrorist Omar Mateen killed 49 and wounded 53 others when he entered Pulse early June 12. Police later killed him.

The actual confirmation comes a few days after the nightclub filed papers with the state that outlined its plans for the memorial.

“You heard right! We will be raising funds for Pulse to dedicate a memorial for the 49 lives that were taken from us on June 12th 2016,” the caption reads.

OnePulse Foundation is asking for donations to help create the memorial.

The city of Orlando had plans as well to create a memorial dedicated to the victims of the Orlando shooting.

“As our community continues to heal from this tragic event, we stand committed to creating a permanent space that will preserve the memory of those who lost their lives, provide comfort to those who seek it and honor the spirit and love of our great city,” Mayor Buddy Dryer said in a statement.

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