Families, Friends Mourn Orlando Jihad Victims

Ranging in age from 20 to 50 years old, the victims of the Islamist massacre at Orlando’s Pulse LGBT nightclub Saturday night are being remembered by their loved ones as bright, driven, and independent people whose absence has left a profound void in their lives. Afghani-American Omar Saddiqui Mateen, 29, opened fire inside the Pulse nightclub Saturday night, the club’s “Latin night,” after pledging allegiance to the Islamic State jihadi terror organization in a 911 call. Orlando police have updated the death toll to 49 and have released the names of those killed after alerting families members, one by one. With names released, friends and family members have begun to paint the portraits of those killed, all described as working towards bright futures now denied them due to the act of at least one Islamic radical (police are investigating ties to any known members of terrorist groups). Below are some of the victims, those of which the most is known at press time. Kimberly Morris, 37 R.i.p Kimberly Jean Morris She was such an amazing person 24 years of friendship #PulseNightclub #pulseorlando pic.twitter.com/ZnzXeFkTZQ — Coach Kelli (@Coach_Kelli) June 13, 2016 Kimberly Morris #RIP pic.twitter.com/5Dt4cN2ERh — Mike Saccone (@mikesacconetv) June 13, 2016