Orlando, Fla. - “Waking up this morning was a bit of a flashback for all of us in Orlando ... it brings us back to a really dark place.”
Those were the words of Barbara Poma, who owns the Pulse nightclub in Orlando which, until this morning, was the site of the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. Poma spoke live to News 96.5 WDBO host Scott Anez as part of our special live team coverage on the shooting massacre that began shortly after 10:00 pm Sunday night on the south end of the famed Las Vegas Strip.
Now, Las Vegas, Nevada, is waking up with that dreadful benchmark of death affixed to their tourist destination.
Sheriff Joe Lombardo of LVMPD said at least 58 people were killed and 515 others injured as a result of Sunday night's mass shooting in Las Vegas.
For the law enforcement in Las Vegas, Poma offered “I’m sure the loss of life could have been catastrophically worse than it was in Vegas and for that we’re grateful.”
The Pulse nightclub shooting happened on June 12, 2016 in which 49 people died and more than 50 others were injured.
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman asked that anyone who wants to help victims of Sunday's deadly mass shooting donate blood. She praised the quick response Sunday night by law enforcement officers and highlighted that the gunman acted alone during a news conference Monday morning.
"This is a crazed lunatic full of hate... not an extension of what we believe in," she said. "This is something that is simply outrageous, uncalled for. ... It's been a hugely traumatic time."