Photos: Mourners gather after Orlando nightclub massacre

  • A Swiss LGBT activist with a U.S. flag draped over his shoulders walks down the isle during a vigil for the victims of a mass shooting in Orlando, at a church in Zurich, Switzerland, June 13, 2016.
  • Rhonda Rodeffer, right, walks with her daughter Kennedy, 4, as they visit a makeshift memorial for the victims of a mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub, June 14, 2016, in Orlando, Fla.
  • Mourners hold candles while observing a moment of silence during a vigil outside the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts for the mass shooting victims at the Pulse nightclub June 13, 2016 in Orlando, Fla.
  • Jennifer, right, and Mary Ware light candles during a vigil downtown for the victims of a mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub Monday, June 13, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. 
  • The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, shines in the colors of a rainbow to honor victims of Sunday’s mass shooting at an Orlando gay club, June 13, 2016. People brought banners, flags and candles to the Place Trocadero in front of the Paris landmark.
  • The City Hall and Grand Place of Brussels illuminated in rainbow colours for the victims of a mass shooting in Orlando, on 12 June, are reflected in a puddle in Brussels, Belgium, June 13, 2016.
  • People pay their respects beside candles and tributes laid at Saint Anne’s Church in the Soho district of central London, during a vigil for the victims of Sunday’s Orlando shootings at a gay nightclub in Orlando, June 13, 2016.
  • People gather in front of the US Embassy in Copenhagen to remember the victims at the nightclub Pulse in Orlando on June 13, 2016.
  • People leave flowers for the victims of a mass shooting in Orlando on 12 June, in front of the US embassy in Berlin, Germany, June 13 2016.
  • People pause in front of the iconic New York City gay and lesbian bar The Stonewall Inn to lay flowers and grieve for those killed in Orlando on June 13, 2016 in New York City.
  • Candles and flower petals rest on rainbow flag draped with a black crape outside Barcelona’s city hall during a vigil at Sant Jaume Square in Barcelona on June 13, 2016, called by LGTBicat community in remembrance of victims in Orlando.
  • People lays flowers and light candles to commemorate victims in Orlando in front of the US embassy in Warsaw on June 13, 2016.
  • Mourners gather outside of the iconic New York City gay and lesbian bar the Stonewall Inn to light candles, lay flowers and grieve for those killed in Orlando last evening on June 12, 2016 in New York, N.Y.
  • Ahmed Zaeem (R) embraces Billy Quimby, both of San Francisco, while attending a candlelight vigil for the victims of the Orlando attack against a gay night club, held in San Francisco, Calif., June 12, 2016.
  • Jaqueline Perez, of Orlando, sheds tears during a vigil after the late night shooting at Pulse, an Orlando night club, that has left dozens dead, June 12, 2016 in Orlando, Fla. The vigil took place on Sunday evening at the Joy MCC Church. 
  • Tarah Ginnett and Tanner Edwards holds their candles high as speakers address a full room of supporters during a vigil for the Orlando shooting victims. Denver community members gathered in support of the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting in the early morning hours on June 12, 2016.
  • Mourners gather outside of the iconic New York City gay and lesbian bar The Stonewall Inn to light candles, lay flowers and grieve for those killed in Orlando last evening on June 12, 2016 in New York, N.Y. An American-born man who’d recently pledged allegiance to ISIS killed 50 people early Sunday at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The massacre was the deadliest mass shooting in the United States.
  • Members and supporters of the lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and queer (LGTBQ) community attend a candlelight vigil outside the White House to honor the victims of the mass shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., in Washington, D.C., on June 12, 2016.
  • Wilfredo Perez is embraced by his partner Jackson Hollman during a vigil to commemorate victims of a mass shooting at the Pulse gay night club in Orlando, Fla., June 12, 2016.
  • People walk by a police roadblock near the Pulse nightclub on June 12, 2016 in Orlando, Fla.
  • Hundreds of community members line up outside a clinic to donate blood after an early morning shooting attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., June 12, 2016.
  • Friends and family members embrace outside the Orlando Police Headquarters during the investigation of a shooting at the Pulse night club, where many have been injured after a gunman opened fire, in Orlando, Fla., June 12, 2016.
  • Friends and family members embrace outside the Orlando Police Headquarters during the investigation of a shooting at the Pulse nightclub, where people were killed by a gunman, in Orlando, Fla., June 12, 2016.
  • Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, center right, and Orlando Police Chief John Mina, center left, arrive to a news conference after a fatal shooting at Pulse Orlando nightclub in Orlando, Fla., June 12, 2016.
  • Jermaine Towns, left, and Brandon Shuford wait down the street from a multiple shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, Fla., June 12, 2016. Towns said his brother was in the club at the time. A gunman opened fire at a nightclub in central Florida, and multiple people have been wounded, police said Sunday.
  • Orlando Police officers direct family members away from a fatal shooting at Pulse Orlando nightclub in Orlando, Fla., June 12, 2016.

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Forty-nine people were killed and 53 more were wounded when a gunman launched an assault on a gay nightclub in Orlando early Sunday. The shooter, killed in a shootout with police after a three-hour siege, was Omar Mateen, 29, of Fort Pierce, Florida. The names of some of the victims killed in the shooting have been released, and include club-goers between the ages of 20 and 50 years old. Forty-three of the 53 people injured in the shooting remained hospitalized Monday, with five in grave condition.

Juan Ramon Guerrero was a homebody and student who’d recently come out to his family. Luis Vielma reportedly worked on a “Harry Potter” ride at Universal Studios. Stanley Almodovar III was a cheery pharmacy technician from Massachusetts. Kimberly Morris was a cellphone store manager with an independent streak. All four were at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that became the scene of the country’s worst mass shooting in recent history. They were among the 33 of the 49 victims identified by authorities by early Monday. 

As many struggled to make sense of the tragedy, dozens of vigils were being held across the country and world. By early Monday, more than $1.3 million had been raised by a local LGBT group, Equality Florida, for victims and their families.

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