ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) — Next month will be two years since the mass shooting at a Florida nightclub.READ MORE: Federal Appeals Court Orders New Trial For Former US Rep. Corrine Brown
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: Norwegian Cruise Line CEO Warns Company Could Take Ships Out Of Florida Over Vaccine Proof Ban
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: National Nurses Day: Memorial Healthcare, Broward Health Staff Celebrated On This Special Day With Extra Meaning During Pandemic
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