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Orlando Buys Pulse Nightclub To Turn It Into A Memorial

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The city of Orlando plans on purchasing Pulse nightclub, the site of the largest mass shooting in U.S. history, a tragedy which left 49 people dead and 53 wounded June 12, 2016.

Officials plan on making the nightclub a memorial site.

“There are lots of people that are making a visit to the site part of their trip, part of their experience of Orlando, so I think 12 to 18 months of leaving it as-is would be appropriate,” Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer told the Orlando Sentinel.

The Florida town will buy the nightspot for $2.25 million, according to the Associated Press, more than $600,000 than the originally appraised value.

Dyer expressed that the city would be seeking advice from the community on the details of how the memorial would be set up.

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