ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Crews have completed a rainbow-colored crosswalk near a gay nightclub in Florida where a gunman killed 49 people.
News outlets report that the crosswalk became reality early Wednesday. Thousands of people signed a petition asking the city of Orlando for a colorful memorial to the victims on the street just south of Pulse nightclub in Orlando.
New rainbow crosswalks by Pulse nightclub in Orlando! pic.twitter.com/H52Ja2YxeQ
— Terry DeCarlo (@Terry_DeCarlo) October 11, 2017
The Florida Department of Transportation also approved the crosswalk.
Omar Mateen pledged allegiance to the Islamic State during a three-hour standoff at the nightclub before he was killed in a shoot-out with police officers in June 2016. It was the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history until Oct. 1, when Stephen Paddock killed 58 people at a country music festival in Las Vegas.