ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) — A half a year has passed since one of the worst mass shootings the world has seen.READ MORE: ⚠️ Warning: Major Traffic Shift Coming For I-395 Ramp To I-95
Survivors, staff and family members of victims who were killed during the Orlando nightclub massacre are gathering outside Pulse to mark the six-month anniversary of the rampage.
They are gathering in the early hours Monday for a moment of silence at 2:02 a.m., the exact time gunman Omar Mateen started shooting inside the gay nightclub.
The early-morning memorial at Pulse is not open to the public but just those with a direct connection to the shooting.READ MORE: 'Please Return Stewie': Miami Springs Family Pleads For Return Of Missing Blind, Deaf Elderly Dog
Later in the day, local officials are organizing a memorial service at the Orange County Regional History Center.
The names of each of the 49 patrons who were killed will be read.
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