ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) — Next month will be two years since the mass shooting at a Florida nightclub.READ MORE: Thousands Of Haitians Gather Under Border Bridge, Hoping To Gain Entrance To US, As Deportations Continue
An interim memorial for the 49 people killed in the Orlando gay nightclub massacre has opened to the public.
The onePULSE Foundation says the temporary memorial opened Tuesday afternoon at the site of the Pulse nightclub, which has remained closed since the June 2016 shooting.
The club’s sign was improved, and a fountain destroyed by gunfire was restored.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You See Another Relief Payment Soon?
A new fence surrounding the club’s perimeter features panels and murals honoring the victims, survivors and first responders.
Planning and designing continues for the permanent memorial. A search for architects will begin in July.
Gunman Omar Mateen opened fire at the club. He pledged allegiance to the Islamic State during a three-hour standoff before he was killed in a shootout with police.MORE NEWS: Man Found Dead In Hallandale Beach Believed To Be Rapper WizdaWizard
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