but omar is 23

  • Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34.
  • Stanley Almodovar III, 23.
  • Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20.
  • Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22.
  • Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36.
  • Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22.
  • Luis S. Vielma, 22.
  • Kimberly Morris, 37.
  • Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30.
  • Darryl Roman Burt II, 29.
  • Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32.
  • Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21.
  • Anthony Luis Laureanodisla, 25.
  • Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35.
  • Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, 50.
  • Amanda Alvear, 25.
  • Martin Benitez Torres, 33.
  • Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, 37.
  • Mercedez Marisol Flores, 26.
  • Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, 35.
  • Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, 25.
  • Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, 31.
  • Oscar A. Aracena-Montero, 26.
  • Enrique L. Rios, Jr., 25 years old.
  • Miguel Angel Honorato, 30 years old.
  • Javier Jorge-Reyes, 40 years old.
  • Joel Rayon Paniagua, 32 years old
  • Jason Benjamin Josaphat, 19 years old
  • Cory James Connell, 21 years old
  • Juan P. Rivera Velazquez, 37 years old
  • Luis Daniel Conde, 39 years old
  • Shane Evan Tomlinson, 33 years old
  • Juan Chevez-Martinez, 25 years old
  • Jerald Arthur Wright, 31
  • Leroy Valentin Fernandez, 25
  • Tevin Eugene Crosby, 25
  • Jonathan Antonio Camuy Vega, 24
  • Jean C. Nives Rodriguez, 27
  • Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, 33
  • Brenda Lee Marquez McCool, 49
  • Yilmary Rodriguez Sulivan, 24
  • Christopher Andrew Leinonen, 32
  • Angel L. Candelario-Padro, 28
  • Frank Hernandez, 27
  • Paul Terrell Henry, 41

You will not be forgotten. 

List of Orlando victims

Lives cut short with families and a nation in mourning. Here are their names and ages.

Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34
Stanley Almodovar III, 23
Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20
Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22
Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36
Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22
Luis S. Vielma, 22
K.J. Morris, 37
Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30
Anthony Luis Laureano Disla, 25
Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35
Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, 50
Amanda Alvear, 25
Martin Benitez Torres, 33
Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, 37
Mercedez Marisol Flores, 26
Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, 35
Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, 25
Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, 31
Oscar A Aracena-Montero, 26
Enrique L. Rios Jr., 25
Miguel Angel Honorato, 30
Javier Jorge-Reyes, 40
Joel Rayon Paniagua, 32
Jason Benjamin Josaphat, 19
Cory James Connell, 21
Juan P. Rivera Velazquez, 37
Luis Daniel Conde, 39
Shane Evan Tomlinson, 33
Juan Chevez-Martinez, 25
Darryl Roman Burt II, 29
Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32
Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21
Jerald Arthur Wright, 31
Leroy Valentin Fernandez, 25
Tevin Eugene Crosby, 25
Jonathan Antonio Camuy Vega, 24
Jean C. Nives Rodriguez, 27
Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, 33
Brenda Lee Marquez McCool, 49
Yilmary Rodriguez Sullivan, 24
Christopher “Drew” Leinonen, 32
Angel L. Candelario-Padro, 28
Frank Hernandez, 27
Paul Terrell Henry, 41

Orlando Shooting Victims

Pulse shooting victims names which have been released:

Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34 years old

Stanley Almodovar III, 23 years old

Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20 years old

Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22 years old

Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36 years old

Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22 years old

Luis S. Vielma, 22 years old

Kimberly Morris, 37 years old

Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30 years old

Darryl Roman Burt II, 29 years old

Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32 years old

Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21 years old

Anthony Luis Laureanodisla, 25 years old

Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35 years old

Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, 50 years old

Amanda Alvear, 25 years old

Martin Benitez Torres, 33 years old

Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, 37 years old

Mercedez Marisol Flores, 26 years old

Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, 35 years old

Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, 31 years old

Enrique L. Rios Jr., 25 years old

Miguel Angel Honorato, 30 years old

Javier Jorge-Reyes, 40 years old

Joel Rayon Paniagua, 32 years old

Jason Benjamin Josaphat, 19 years old

Cory James Connell, 21 years old

Juan P. Rivera Velazquez, 37 years old

Luis Daniel Conde, 39 years old

Shane Evan Tomlinson, 33 years old

Juan Chevez-Martinez, 25 years old

Jerald Arthur Wright, 31 years old

Leroy Valentin Fernandez, 25 years old

Tevin Eugene Crosby, 25 years old

Jonathan Antonio Camuy Vega, 24 years old

Jean C. Nives Rodriguez, 27 years old

Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, 33 years old

Brenda Lee Marquez McCool, 49 years old

Yilmary Rodriguez Sulivan, 24 years old

Christopher Andrew Leinonen, 32 years old

Angel L. Candelario-Padro, 28 years old

Frank Hernandez, 27 years old

Paul Terrell Henry, 41 years old

Antonio Davon Brown, 29 years old

Christopher Joseph Sanfeliz 24 years old

Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, 25 years old

Don’t forget them. Have them in your thoughts and prayers.

8

Pulse Night Club Shooting Victims

These are the first 8 victims from the shooting at Pulse nightclub yesterday in Orlando, Florida that have been publicly identified. These people’s lives were senselessly taken from those who love them.


Edward Sotomayor Jr, 34
Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20
Eric Ivan Ortiz-Riviera, 36
Stanley Almodovar III, 23
Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22
Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22
Luis S. Vielma, 22
Kimberly (KJ) Morris, 37
Víctimas del ataque en Orlando.

Los nombres de las víctimas del tiroteo en Pulse, Orlando han sido revelados:

-Edward Sotomayor, 34 años.
-Stanley Almodovar III, 23 años.
-Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20 años.
-Juan Ramón Guerrero, 22 años.
-Eric Iván Ortiz-Rivera, 36 años.
-Peter O. Gonzales-Cruz, 22 años.
-Luis S. Vielma, 22 años.
-Kimberly Morris, 37 años.
-Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30 años.
-Darryl Roman Burt II, 29 años.
-Deonka Diedra Dayton, 32 años.
-Alejandro Barrios Martines, 21 años.
-Anthony Luis Laureanodisla, 25 años.
-Jean Carlos Méndez Pérez, 35 años.
-Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velasquez, 50 años.
-Amanda Alvear, 25 años.
-Martín Benítez Torres, 33 años.
-Luis Daniel Wilson-León, 37 años.
-Mercedes Marisol Flores, 33 años.
-Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, 35 años.
-Gilberto Ramon Silva Merendez, 25 años.
-Simon Adrián Carrillo Fernández, 31 años.
-Óscar A. Aracena-Montero, 26 años.
-Enrique L. Ríos, Jn, 25 años.

No todas las víctimas han sido identificadas, esta lista solo menciona los que si.

Si, como pueden notar la mayoría de las víctimas son latinas, es por qué esa noche en el club era noche Latina. Lo que lastima más mi corazón ya que es nuestra propia comunidad, la comunidad LGBT Latina. Lo único que podemos hacer es rezar por los familiares que están heridos.

REMEMBER THEIR NAMES

Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34 years old
Stanley Almodovar III, 23 years old
Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20 years old
Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22 years old
Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36 years old
Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22 years old
Luis S. Vielma, 22 years old
Kimberly Morris, 37 years old
Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30 years old
Darryl Roman Burt II, 29 years old
Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32 years old
Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21 years old
Anthony Luis Laureanodisla, 25 years old
Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35 years old
Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, 50 years old
Amanda Alvear, 25 years old
Martin Benitez Torres, 33 years old
Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, 37 years old
Mercedez Marisol Flores, 26 years old
Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, 35 years old
Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, 25 years old
Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, 31 years old
Oscar A Aracena-Montero, 26 years old
Enrique L. Rios, Jr., 25 years old
Miguel Angel Honorato, 30 years old
Javier Jorge-Reyes, 40 years old
Joel Rayon Paniagua, 32 years old
Jason Benjamin Josaphat, 19 years old
Cory James Connell, 21 years old
Juan P. Rivera Velazquez, 37 years old
Luis Daniel Conde, 39 years old
Shane Evan Tomlinson, 33 years old
Juan Chevez-Martinez, 25 years old
Jerald Arthur Wright, 31 years old
Leroy Valentin Fernandez, 25 years old
Tevin Eugene Crosby, 25 years old
Jonathan Antonio Camuy Vega, 24 years old
Jean C. Nives Rodriguez, 27 years old
Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, 33 years old
Brenda Lee Marquez McCool, 49 years old
Yilmary Rodriguez Sulivan, 24 years old
Christopher Andrew Leinonen, 32 years old
Angel L. Candelario-Padro, 28 years old
Frank Hernandez, 27 years old
Paul Terrell Henry, 41 years old
Antonio Davon Brown, 29 years old
Christopher Joseph Sanfelciz, 24 years old
Akyra Murray, 17 years old

the city of orlando is starting to release the names of victims who have been identified and whose families have been contacted. orlando friends if you need to check for a name pls pm me and i’ll send you the link.

UPDATE AS OF 6 PM:

the current list of victims, names and ages:

Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34 years old

Stanley Almodovar III, 23 years old

Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20 years old

Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22 years old

Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36 years old

Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22 years old

UPDATE AS OF 6:30 PM EST

1 more name

Luis S. Vielma, 22 years old

UPDATE AS OF 9:45 PM EST

another name has been released

Kimberly Morris, 37 years old

LIST OF VICTIMS IN ORLANDO GAY CLUB, PULSE, SHOOTING (so far)

Edward Sotomayor Jr. (Age 34)

Stanley Almodovar III (Age 23)

Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo (Age 20)

Juan Ramon Guerrero (Age 22)

This list will be updated regularly as more information becomes available!

Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34 years old

Stanley Almodovar III, 23 years old

Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20 years old

Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22 years old

Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36 years old

Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22 years old

Luis S. Vielma, 22 years old

The first seven names released. Do not forget them.

Our Three Brothers

By Sara Alsouqi

Friday, March 4

“Police rule out hate crime.”

That was the headline for the article ruling the murder of three young east African, Sudanese men a homicide, and not a hate crime. What do you mean, not a hate crime?

Muhannad Adam Tairab, 17.

Adam Kamel Mekki, 20.

Mohamedtaha Omar, 23.

Now you’re probably thinking, it was a hate crime. At least I did. I mean come on, not only were these three young men of east African origin, two of them were also Muslims, as suggested by their names. And so you have it.

A seemingly taboo topic that is lingering in the shadows of both the Arab and the Muslims communities is that pertaining to “black Muslims.” Even within our own communities, some demean or simply don’t accept black Muslims. The reason is a bit harder to define; perhaps because they are generally much more culturally different than are most other Arabs. Nonetheless, this is not a justifiable reason to ostracize someone who follows the same religion as we do. This is not a justifiable reason to fight so hard for the rights of our fair-skinned Palestinians and our blue-eyed Syrians, but not our east-African, dark-skinned brothers and sisters.

I feel that the fact that a hate crime even has to be ruled out very vividly states that racism is still very much alive around us. If a white man was shot execution style such as these three young men, a hate crime would be ruled in. That, or a terrorist attack.

Sources say that this incident is still being investigated, that authorities are unsure of who was responsible for the murders and what might provoked it. So again, how was a hate crime ruled out? Oh wait! That’s right, it couldn’t been a hate crime because two of the three victims were Muslim and all were minorities.

Above: Members of our very own community at UCR held and attended a candlelight vigil in remembrance of the victims and honoring their families on Thursday night (March 3).