Pulse survivors stand with Las Vegas

Las Vegas shooting

Many learned this lesson past year during the horrific massacre at Pulse nightclub in Florida where another lone gunman, Omar Matteen, opened fire killing 49 people, mostly LGBT Latinos, and wounding almost 60 others.

A group of about 200 people gathered in downtown Orlando to pay tribute to those killed - and the loved ones they left behind. More than 50 were killed in Las Vegas, and at least 400 more are wounded. The assailant, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, who was firing from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, killed himself before police could apprehend him.

"It's important journalists do more than recognize this as a mass shooting, but also the overwhelming impact on the Latino community not just in Orlando, but the country", said NAHJ President Mekahlo Medina in June 2016. It had been the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history until Sunday.

Southern Nevada welcomed almost 43 million tourists last year, a record, and the city is on track to exceed that this year, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

"I thought at the moment of the Orlando shooting, because we were in this room", he said. He told CNBC that while a national change in gun laws appears unlikely, the Las Vegas attack may spark state legislation.

The owner of Pulse says it's "unimaginable" a mass shooting of greater scope has taken place in Las Vegas. "We don't want to be just victims anymore". We must be there to hold them up. They say the pattern of mass shootings must be answered with what Moulton refers to as "basic gun reform". Following the Las Vegas shooting, a spokesperson for the organization said it "stands side-by-side with Las Vegas in this very trying time".

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Moulton later tweeted condolences to Rhonda LeRocque, a 42-year-old wife and mother from MA, who was killed in the Las Vegas shooting.

Adrian Lopez lost eight friends at Pulse.

"We are thinking of all of those affected by the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas", Police Chief John Mina said in a statement. "We have offered that if they would like any of our personnel that participated in the aftermath activates to fly out and assist them we are certainly willing to put them on the next plane available".

From Las Vegas to NY to Orlando and even Los Angeles, thousands gathered in solidarity to pay their respects to those who lost their lives.

Ibrahim said he has exchanged a few text messages with Las Vegas trauma surgeons and right now they are just asking for prayers for their patients.

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