Jun 14, 2016 12:08 PM
GoFundMe set up by LBGT organization to help Orlando victims raises over $3.3M in 2 days
ORLANDO, Fla. - Equality Florida, the state's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, has collected over $3.3 million in online donations to support the victims of the mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub early Sunday.
On it's GoFundMe page, the group says it is working with the National Center for Victims of Crime, which deployed funds in both the mass shootings at Chattanooga, Tenn., military facilities and the Aurora, Colo., movie theater shootings. The group said 100 percent or what is raised will be donated and quickly to the Orlando victims and families.
Wielding an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and a handgun, Omar Mateen opened fire at the club early Sunday in a three-hour shooting rampage and hostage siege that ended with a SWAT team killing him. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history with 49 dead and more than 50 others wounded. During the attack, Mateen called 911 to profess allegiance to the Islamic State group.
Six of the more than 50 wounded were listed in critical condition Tuesday and five others were in guarded condition.