Four Mexican nationals among the dead and one wounded during the Pulse gay nightclub massacre.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
June 15, 2016
Méxito City - The Mexican Secretary for Foreign Affairs (SRE) confirmed that four Mexican nationals were reported killed and one 33-year-old victim was wounded during last Sunday's Pulse gay nightclub massacre. One of dead victims and one that survived, but in stable condition are undocumented immigrants residing in Florida.
The two undocumented immigrants were identified as Joel Rayón Paniagua, 32, from the State of Veracruz who died at the Pulse Gay Club, he worked as a construction worker and Javier Nava Coria, 33, originally from Mexico City who survived after getting shot in the abdomen.
The other three deceased Mexican nationals were Juan Chávez-Martinez, 25, Miguel Ángel Honorato, 30, and Luis Sergio Vielma, 22.
The SRE reported that they are working with family members help repatriate the bodies back to Mexico. The cost to repatriate a body to Mexico for funeral and burial services is around $6,000. The Mexican Consulate in Florida will most likely pay half for transporting a Mexican national body to Mexico.
In wake of the massacre at the Pulse gay nightclub on Orlando, the dead toll reached 49 people who were killed and more than 52 people were wounded by a lone U.S. born gunman, Omar Mir Seddique Mateen, 29. Mateen apparently shot his way into the Pulse nightclub around 2:00 a.m. injuring several security guard's who were off-duty police officers. Mateen took hostages, but was fatally shot just after 5:00 a.m. during a gunbattle with a nine men SWAT Team. Mateen apparently called 911 about 20 minutes into the attack and told the operator that he was pledging allegiance to ISIS, according to police.
Mateen was outed by friends and his ex-wife that he was gay as well and frequent the Pulse nightclub before the deadly attack and used a gay dating app too. He also had four Facebook accounts.
Most of the deceased victims were Puerto Ricans who were celebrating Latin Night at the Pulse Club.
President Barack H. Obama confirmed that Mateen had no connection to any terrorist group as previously reported by the mainstream media.
49 deceased victims from the Pulse nightclub in Orlando have been identified as
● Stanley Almodovar III, 23-years-old
● Amanda Alvear, 25-years-old
● Oscar A Aracena-Montero, 26-years-old
● Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, 33-years-old
● Antonio Davon Brown, 29-years-old
● Darryl Roman Burt II, 29-years-old
● Angel L. Candelario-Padro, 28-years-old
● Juan Chávez-Martínez, 25-years-old
● Luis Daniel Conde, 39-years-old
● Cory James Connell, 21-years-old
● Tevin Eugene Crosby, 25-years-old
● Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32-years-old
● Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, 31-years-old
● Leroy Valentin Fernandez, 25-years-old
● Mercedez Marisol Flores, 26-years-old
● Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22-years-old
● Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22-years-old
● Paul Terrell Henry, 41-years-old
● Frank Hernandez, 27-years-old
● Miguel Ángel Honorato, 30-years-old
● Javier Jorge-Reyes, 40-years-old
● Jason Benjamin Josaphat, 19-years-old
● Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30-years-old
● Anthony Luis Laureanodisla, 25-years-old
● Christopher Andrew Leinonen, 32 years old
● Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21-years-old
● Brenda Lee Marquez McCool, 49-years-old
● Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, 25-years-old
● Kimberly Morris, 37-years-old
● Akyra Monet Murray, 18-years-old
● Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20-years-old
● Geraldo A. Ortiz-Jimenez, 25-years-old
● Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36-years-old
● Joel Rayon Paniagua, 32-years-old
● Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35-years-old
● Enrique L. Rios, Jr., 25-years-old
● Jean C. Nives Rodriguez, 27-years-old
● Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, 35-years-old
● Christopher Joseph Sanfeliz, 24-years-old
● Yilmary Rodriguez Solivan, 24-years-old
● Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34-years-old
● Shane Evan Tomlinson, 33-years-old
● Martin Benitez Torres, 33-years-old
● Jonathan Antonio Camuy Vega, 24-years-old
● Juan P. Rivera Velazquez, 37-years-old
● Luis Sergio Vielma, 22-years-old
● Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, 50-years-old
● Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, 37-years-old
● Jerald Arthur Wright, 31-years-old