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Some of those wounded in the weekend shooting massacre at a gay Orlando nightclub are apparently not out of the woods. One doctor says it is likely that the death toll will rise. He says 6 people remain critically ill. Meantime, the city has released names of all 49 Pulse nightclub patrons killed in the attack so far. Among them are four bay area residents. 34 year old Edward Sotomayor of Sarasota. 24 year old Christopher Sanfeliz of Tampa. 25 year old Amanda Alvear of Davenport. And 25 year old Mercedez Flores of Davenport. Governor Scott has declared a state of emergency in Orange County, making available all resources needed to keep order and help those affected by the slayings. President Obama will travel to Orlando Thursday, the White House says, to pay respects to the victims and stand in solidarity with the community. Obama has called the massacre an act of terrorism and hate.

15 year old Javarious Martin, in very critical condition after getting shot in the head this morning on 20th Avenue South in St. Petersburg. Cops think it was a drive-by but have no suspects.

Investigators are looking into the death of a woman whose body was found along Spare Drive in the Moon Lake area of Pasco County overnight. Police say there are visible injuries on her body.

30 year old Joshua Lapin-Bertone, jailed for showing a 10 year old boy he was babysitting how to set off acid bombs. A Hillsborough Sheriff’s deputy found the two in the driveway with chemicals for several more bombs after hearing a loud explosion in the Logan Gate subdivision of Citrus Park.

A 47 year old farm hand, dead after getting struck by lightning at Falkner Farms on State Road 64 in Myakka City. Two other workers were also struck but will survive.