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.