ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) — A memorial is being planned at the gay Florida nightclub that was the site of the worst mass shooting in recent U.S. history.READ MORE: South Florida Businesses Relying On Tourism Hope To Recover From Pandemic Lows
The owner of Pulse Orlando nightclub wants to build a memorial on the club’s property.
Barbara Poma owns the Orlando-based Pulse club. She said Tuesday in a statement that she will announce details for a memorial next week.READ MORE: Search Resumes For Missing 19-Year-Old Miya Marcano After Person Of Interest Found Dead
In the months after the massacre, the city of Orlando proposed buying the club for $2.25 million so it could be turned into a memorial, but Poma ultimately turned down that offer.
Forty-nine people were killed, and dozens more injured, during the massacre at the gay nightclub last June.
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