Names of victims in Orlando terror shooting released

Posted at 3:55 PM, Jun 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-14 01:50:48-04

As next of kin are notified, the City of Orlando is releasing the names of the 49 victims who lost their lives in the Orlando shootings overnight Sunday. A prior total of 50 victims had included the shooter, ATF officials confirmed Monday morning.

The list of confirmed names will be updated below:

  • Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34 (Sarasota, Fla.)
  • Stanley Almodovar III, 23 
  • Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20 
  • Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22 
  • Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36 
  • Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22 
  • Luis S. Vielma, 22
  • Kimberly Morris, 37 
  • Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30 
  • Darryl Roman Burt II, 29 
  • Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32 
  • Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21
  • Anthony Luis Laureanodisla, 25
  • Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35
  • Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, 50 
  • Amanda Alvear, 25  (Davenport, Fla.)
  • Martin Benitez Torres, 33 
  • Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, 37 
  • Mercedez Marisol Flores, 26 (Davenport, Fla.)
  • Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, 35
  • Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, 25
  • Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, 31
  • Oscar A Aracena-Montero, 26
  • Enrique L. Rios, Jr., 25
  • Miguel Angel Honorato, 30
  • Javier Jorge-Reyes, 40
  • Joel Rayon Paniagua, 32
  • Jason Benjamin Josaphat, 19
  • Cory James Connell, 21
  • Juan P. Rivera Velazquez, 37
  • Luis Daniel Conde, 39
  • Shane Evan Tomlinson, 33
  • Juan Chevez-Martinez, 25
  • Jerald Arthur Wright, 31
  • Leroy Valentin Fernandez, 25
  • Tevin Eugene Crosby, 25
  • Jonathan Antonio Camuy Vega, 24
  • Jean C. Nives Rodriguez, 27
  • Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, 33
  • Brenda Lee Marquez McCool, 49
  • Yilmary Rodriguez Solivan, 24
  • Christopher Andrew Leinonen, 32
  • Angel L. Candelario-Padro, 28
  • Frank Hernandez, 27
  • Paul Terrell Henry, 41
  • Antonio Davon Brown, 29
  • Christopher Joseph Sanfeliz, 24
  • Akyra Monet Murray, 18
  • Geraldo A. Ortiz-Jimenez, 25

View the list of names as they come in on the city's website

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Hundreds of family and friends of the victims were waiting outside of Orlando Regional Medical Center to hear whether or not their loved ones survived.

Jose Honorato is searching for his brother, Miguel. Jose said he hasn't heard from his brother since the shooting occurred.

"I feel worthless... I can't do anything because I don't know if he is okay," said Honorato.

Miguel appeared on the city's list of victims around 8 a.m. Monday after his next of kin had been notified. 

Hospital officials set up a crisis center at a hotel down the road from the emergency room. Friends and family members were instructed to leave their contact information, and workers said they would contact them when they knew more.

"I'm still missing three friends. I have two friends who were inside that were injured," said Janiel Gonzalez.

Gonzalez was inside the club when the shots rang out. He believes the shooting lasted for around eight minutes.

"It was rapid fire and then he would change, put in more ammunition. I could just smell that ammo in the air, and I said, 'This isn't fireworks we need to leave,'" said Gonzalez.

Orlando officials hope to release several more names by the end of Sunday night.