Terrorist Attack Results in Deadliest Mass Shooting in Our Nation's History

June 12, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Early this morning, a terrorist opened fire killing 50 and injuring at least 53 people during an LGBT bar's "Latin Flavor" night in Orlando, Florida. The horrific scene is being described by officials as the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. In response, LULAC National President, Roger C. Rocha Jr. issued the following statement.

"The overnight terrorist attack on the LGBT community has left Orlando residents devastated while the nation sits in shock. Those at the bar were celebrating Latin night and we can assume that many of the victims of the shooting were also Latinos. The hateful violent act did not have to happen. As our nation mourns the innocent lives lost, we must unite in calling for more protections and ensure the safety of all Americans. Today, LULAC extends its thoughts and prayers to the victims' families and to the residents of Orlando."

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The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit www.LULAC.org.

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