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Tampa Police say they will step up security at local LGBT nightclubs in the wake of the Orlando gay bar massacre. But they say there is no known threat to LGBT clubs in Tampa.

Federal officials say they are looking at whether anyone else was involved in the terrorist act, but don’t believe there’s an imminent danger to the Florida public.

We do now know that one of the 49 people shot to death at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando is 34 year old Sarasota resident, Edward Sotomayor Jr.

Authorities are searching the Fort Pierce apartment where gunman Omar Mateen lived for evidence related to the nightclub shootings and a more about a possible motive.

Mateen, who was shot to death by police, was a security guard, a body builder, and a devout Muslim. He apparently wanted to become a police officer.

There will be local vigils, remembrances, and other events honoring those killed and injured in the massacre.
Tampa:               Ybor Metro Wellness & Community Center,  7-10 p.m.
Inverness:          Wallace Brooks Park, 5-6:30 p.m.
St. Pete:              Grand Central District, 7 p.m.
St. Pete:              City Hall, 8 p.m.
St. Pete:              Central Avenue, midnight.
Gulfport:            Gulfport Library, 8 p.m.
Lakeland:           Lake Mirror, 7:30 p.m.
Investigators are looking into what caused a morning explosion and fire at a Lakeside Drive home in Dunedin. The blast happened in the garage and spread to the rest of the house, destroying it. Two people inside at the time escaped with minor injuries.

The search is on for two car burglars who shot a man when he caught them breaking into his car outside an Aramon Court home in Wesley Chapel. The victim is recovering.

Florida Children and Families is investigating the parents of a 2 year old girl found wandering along down a street wearing only a diaper this weekend. The toddler’s mother and father say they didn’t know she was missing.

 

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