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Massachusetts Native Killed in Orlando Night Club Attack



    A celebration of gay pride is on-going in Boston this weekend as the deadliest mass shooting in United States history occurred at a gay night club in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday morning. (Published Sunday, June 12, 2016)

    A Massachusetts native was among the victims killed in this weekend's tragic mass shooting at a gay club in Orlando, Florida.

    Stanley Manolo Almodovar III, a native of Springfield, was one of at least 50 people to die after a gunman opened fire at the Pulse night club.

    Almodovar resided in Clermont, Florida, but attended high school in his western Massachusetts hometown. His mother had reportedly prepared a snack for him after his night at the club, but he never came home.

    At 2 a.m., she learned something terrible had happened.

    After carrying out the deadliest shooting in the history of the United States, 29-year-old Omar Mateen was killed in a gunfight with SWAT officers.

    Mateen, Massachusetts State Police say, pledged allegiance to ISIS and referenced the Boston Marathon bombers before gunning down his victims.

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