June 12, 2016 (San Diego) After the mass shooting in Orlando overnight, San Diegans will meet at two places to honor the dead, and remember the living. The two locations are as follows: The Pride Flag at Hillcrest, on the corner of University Avenue and Normal Street. The vigil will go from 7 to 9 PM.
The second will be at Oceanside at the North County LGBTQ Center at 510 N. Coast Highway. The center will be open for 5 to 8 tonight.
Overnight 50 people were killed in Orlando, with 53 injured, making this the worst mass shooting in United States history. The shooter was identified as 29 year old Omar Mir Seddique Mateen, who was born in the United States from immigrant parents. This is now being treated as an act of terrorism, and the president released a statement today.
You can read it here.
Concilmember Todd Gloria (D-3) released the following statement:
For immediate release: June 12, 2016 Contact: Adrian Granda 619-847-8338
San Diego City Councilmember Todd Gloria Comments on Mass
Shooting at Florida Gay Bar
San Diego Stands Strong with Orlando, Freedom and Love Will Prevail Over
SAN DIEGO, CA (June 12, 2016) – San Diego Councilmember Todd Gloria issued the following statement
today following the most deadly shooting in American history at the LGBT nightclub Pulse in Orlando,
Florida, which left 50 dead, and 53 injured.
“The brutal massacre in Orlando which took 50 innocent lives and injured 53 more is an
attack on all Americans and our values of freedom and inclusion that are the foundation of
our nation” said Councilmember Gloria. “I ask San Diegans to keep the victims and their loved
“Since early this morning I have been in communication with the Mayor’s Office, San Diego
Police Chief Shelly Zimmerman, and local leaders in our LGBT community to make certain that
we are doing all we can to ensure public safety locally. We will protect our residents as we
stand in solidarity with people across the nation mourning last night’s tragic events.”
Councilmember Gloria will be joining civic and LGBT community leaders at the San Diego Pride Flag
monument at Normal Street and University Avenue at a vigil scheduled for Monday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m.
The Pride Flag has been lowered to half staff in honor of the victims of the Orlando mass shooting.
Chief Shelley Zimmerman released the following statement