President Barack Obama said the killing of 50 people at an Orlando nightclub was an act “terror and hate.” It was largest mass shooting in U.S. history with at least another 53 wounded. The president also called for flags to be flown at half staff.
In St. Louis, a vigil is planned in the Grove neighborhood on Sunday evening at 8:30 p.m.
More information about the gathering is on Facebook.
Alderman Shane Cohn tweeted
Please join me tonight, 8:30pm in the Grove at Sarah and Manchester for vigil for Orlando. https://t.co/Sv2CInLMsX
— Shane Cohn (@shanecohn) June 12, 2016
More coverage from elsewhere:
- From NPR: What we know about the shooting at Pulse in Orlando
- The Orlando Sentinel provides a wide range of coverage
- From the Washington Post: Terror in Orlando: 50 killed in shooting rampage at gay club; gunman pledged allegiance to ISIS
- In California, the Los Angeles Times reports: Man with weapons, explosives arrested, was going to L.A. gay pride parade, police say