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Pulse Nightclub Survivor From Framingham Focuses on Healing, Gun Violence Prevention

Angel Colon, originally from Framingham, Mass., has had four surgeries since being shot six times

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    Orlando Florida's Pulse Nightclub shooting that happened last year counted one former Framingham, Massachusetts man as a survivor. Angel Colon speaks about his experience and healing.

    (Published Sunday, June 11, 2017)

    A year after the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, the road to recovery continues for many victims - including one Massachusetts native.

    Angel Colon, originally from Framingham, Mass., has had four surgeries since being shot six times in the June 12, 2016 massacre. He now walks with the help of a cane.

    Colon said it is by the grace of God that he is alive.

    "I didn't think I was gonna make it out. Just seeing blood everywhere ... the bodies not moving. (I) had to put my head down," Colon recalled on NBC's Sunday Today. "I don't know how I had the strength to not scream, not move when he shot me again."

    Colon said his focus right now is advocating for gun violence prevention. In September, he was on Capitol Hill working with New York Sen. Charles Schumer and Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey trying to lobby for legislation that would set new standards for who would be able to buy a gun or have access to one.

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