WGNS has learned that one of the victims in the mass shooting inside an Orlando nightclub was a graduate of La Vergne High School. Reports indicate 20 year old Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo graduated from La Vergne High School in May of 2015.
The shooting occurred at the Pulse Nightclub early Sunday morning.
La Vergne, TN Mayor Dennis Waldron stated, "We are shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo of La Vergne. Our hearts mourn with the families of all the victims as well as the community of Orlando. La Vergne U.S. flags are being flown at half staff until sunset on June 16th in memory of the victims."
Monica Simpson, Executive Director of SisterSong, stated, "At a time when the LGBT community should be celebrating Pride we are instead coming together to mourn. This terrible tragedy has many calling for tougher gun laws, but in the wake of discovery that the shooter was a Muslim man it has also devolved into Islamophobia. We should not allow one person's act of ignorance to sully an entire religion. We should not allow violence against the LGBT community to morph into racism, especially when many of those who were lost were gay men of color there for a Latino dance party. Hate will not help us to heal."
The nightclub where the shooting occurred was an LGBT club. The shooter was said to be part of the ISIS organization. Before the gunman was killed by police, an American-Afghan terrorist phoned 911 to pledge allegiance to ISIS.
Complete list of victims from the City of Orlando, FL:
The below list of individuals includes victims who have lost their lives during the early morning incident, and next of kin have been contacted. As we continue to reach out to the families of victims, we will continue to update this post.
- Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34 years old
- Stanley Almodovar III, 23 years old
- Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20 years old
- Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22 years old
- Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36 years old
- Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22 years old
- Luis S. Vielma, 22 years old
- Kimberly Morris, 37 years old
- Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30 years old
- Darryl Roman Burt II, 29 years old
- Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32 years old
- Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21 years old
- Anthony Luis Laureanodisla, 25 years old
- Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35 years old
- Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, 50 years old
- Amanda Alvear, 25 years old
- Martin Benitez Torres, 33 years old
- Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, 37 years old
- Mercedez Marisol Flores, 26 years old
- Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, 35 years old
- Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, 25 years old
- Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, 31 years old
- Oscar A Aracena-Montero, 26 years old
- Enrique L. Rios, Jr., 25 years old
- Miguel Angel Honorato, 30 years old
- Javier Jorge-Reyes, 40 years old
- Joel Rayon Paniagua, 32 years old
- Jason Benjamin Josaphat, 19 years old
- Cory James Connell, 21 years old
- Juan P. Rivera Velazquez, 37 years old
- Luis Daniel Conde, 39 years old
- Shane Evan Tomlinson, 33 years old
- Juan Chevez-Martinez, 25 years old
- Jerald Arthur Wright, 31 years old
- Leroy Valentin Fernandez, 25 years old
- Tevin Eugene Crosby, 25 years old