Mayor says stadium to become family assistance center after Orlando shooting
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Mayor says stadium to become family assistance center after Orlando shooting


THEY COME IN TO NEWSROOM ON GATOR ATTACK.>>Anchor: AT NOON. LEARNING MORE ABOUT WHAT THE GUNMAN WAS DOING THE NIGHT OF THE NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING IN ORLANDO. AND WHERE 49 WERE KILLED.>>Anchor: MEANWHILE THAT INVESTIGATION IS NOW FOCUSING ON GUNMAN’S 25 POSSIBLE ANSWERS ABOUT THE MOTIVE IN THAT SHOOTING. LET’S START OFF COVERAGE WITH OUR LAYRON LIVINGSTON. IN ORLANDO WITH LATEST ON THIS CASE?>>Reporter:SAT SAD REALITIES. HEARING FROM ORANGE COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINER IS PERFORMING ALL THE AUTOPSIES ON THESE 49 VICTIMS. AS OF YESTERDAY WE ARE HEARING FROM COUNTY THAT 20 OF THE VICTIMS BODIES WERE RELEASED TO THEIR RESPECTIVE FAMILY MEMBERS. THIS MORNING WE ARE HEARING FROM ORLANDO MAYOR THAT SAID THAT THE CITY OWNS A CEMETERY HERE. OPENED UP A NEW SECTION THERE. IF THE VICTIMS FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS, 49 PEOPLE, NEED A PLACE TO BURY THEM. THEY CAN DO SO IN THAT CEMETERY AND IT WILL NOT COME AT A COST. ONE OF THE RESOURCES NOW OFFERED THROUGH A BRAND NEW FAMILY ASSISTANT CENTER SET UP HERE IN CAMPING WORLD STADIUM. TRAGEDY IS WHAT BROUGHT THEM HERE FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY.>>JUST PRAY FOR US AND MY BROTHER. THAT HE IS OKAY.>>Reporter: SADLY HER BROTHER FRANKIE, ONE OF THE 49 PEOPLE KILLED AT PULSE NIGHTCLUB EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. ORLANDO MAYOR DIRE SAID NOW IT IS TIME TO HELP FRANK’S FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND EVERYONE ELSE IMPACTED BY THE SHOOTING MOVE FORWARD.>>WE KNOW IT HAS BEEN TRAUMATIC FOR EVERYBODY. WE DO KNOW THAT WE NEED TO PROVIDE A LOT OF SUPPORT.>>YOU NEED GIFT CARDS TO PUBLIX FOR FOOD. TARGET GIFT CARDS? WE HAVE COUNSELING SERVICES. WE HAVE, BELIEVE IT OR NOT, 600 COUNSELORS.>>Reporter: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE LGBT CENTER OF CENTRAL FLORIDA. STAFFERS WILL JOIN, LOCAL, STATE, FEDERAL AGENCIES, PRIVATE COMPANIES INSIDE OF THE FAMILY ASSISTANT CENTER. SET UP A CAMPING WORLD STADIUM TO PROVIDE VICTIM FAMILIES, SURVIVORS, WITNESSES, ANYONE CONNECTED TO THE SHOOTING WITH WHATEVER HELP THEY NEED.>>AS YOU KNOW THIS WAS THE GREATEST TRAGEDY OUR COMMUNITY HAS EVER WITNESSED.>>Reporter: ORANGE COUNTY MAYOR TERESA JACOBS SAID FREE SERVICES EXTENDED TO DOZENS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL THAT RESPONDED THAT FLIGHT. HERE PEOPLE WILL LEARN ABOUT CHURCHES OPENING DOORS FOR MEMORIAL SERVICES. HOTELS OFFERING FREE PLACES TO STAY WHILE LOVED ONES ARE IN THE HOSPITAL. AND AIRLINES PROVIDING FREE TRIPS HOME TO MAKE GRIEVING AND RECOVERING LESS PAINFUL THAN IT HAS TO BE.>>IF THERE IS ANYTHING AT ALL THAT COMES OUT OF THIS THAT IS GOOD. WE STAND UNITED MORE THAN EVER. AND THAT WE ARE MORE UNDERSTANDING OF EACH OTHER.>>Reporter: SPEAKING OF THAT UNIONITY. THE MAYOR TELLS US, AS OF THIS MORNING. HE GOT WORD THAT THE ONE ORLANDO FUND SET UP TO HELP THE VICTIMS FAMILIES AS A RESULT OF THIS HORRIBLE TRAGIC SHOOTING HAS REACHED $2.5 MILLION IN PLEDGED DONATIONS AND MONEY RECEIVED. THERE IS ALSO BEEN TALKS ALREADY DISCUSSIONS. NOTHING CONCRETE BUT DISCUSSIONS ABOUT HOW TO PERMANENTLY

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