Autopsies released in Pulse nightclub shooting

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Autopsies for 13 of the 49 victims who died in the June 12 mass shooting at Pulse nightclub were released Friday.

  • Orange County Medical Examiner will release autopsies in batches
  • Suspected shooter Omar Mateen was shot 8 times, per autopsy
  • More than 50 people were also hurt in the Pulse shooting

The reports released contain the autopsies of 13 victims: Akyra Murray, Christopher Sanfeliz, Eddie Justice, Jason Josaphat, Jerald Wright, Juan Chavez-Martinez, Juan Rivera Velazquez, Luis Ocasio Capo, Martin Benitez Torres, Mercedez Flores, Shane Tomlinson, Xavier Serrano Rosado and Yilmary Rodriguez-Solivan.

The autopsy of the shooter, Omar Mateen, was also released. According to the report, Mateen was shot eight times.

News 13 is not publishing the details of the Pulse victims’ autopsies out of respect for their families.

The Orange County Medical Examiner’s Office said the autopsy reports will be made in increments. The release process for Friday was scheduled to end at 5 p.m., and it will resume Monday morning.

More than 50 other people were also injured in the shooting. Review boards met Thursday to discuss how money from fundraising efforts will be dispersed to families of the victims.

Bay News 9 – news

August 5, 2016 |

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