People in Orlando, Fla. marked a sombre anniversary on Monday.
The city commemorated one year since the Pulse Nightclub shooting.
Memorials started early Monday morning at 2:02 a.m., marking the exact time on June 12, 2016 when Omar Mateen, 29, opened fire inside the club with a semi-automatic rifle.
Mateen killed 49 people, making the incident the deadliest mass shooting ever perpetrated by a single gunman. The club was a prominent gay night spot, and the incident is widely remembered as the single deadliest attack ever on the American LGBTQ community.
Mateen was killed by police about three hours after the shooting started.
Monday saw events attended by the mayor of Orlando, as well as the city’s police chief.
— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) June 12, 2017
— Mayor Buddy Dyer (@orlandomayor) June 12, 2017
— OCSO FL News (@OrangeCoSheriff) June 11, 2017
— Bob Buckhorn (@BobBuckhorn) June 9, 2017