The following is a statement issued by the City of Orlando:
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer will be joining the community this evening at 7:00 p.m. on the Seneff Arts Plaza at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts (445 South Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801) for a community vigil organized by Equality Florida.
The outpouring of support for the Orlando community has been tremendous. The City of Orlando appreciates all Orlando residents, community organizations and business owners who are planning individual events. The City is asking that as these are planned, that mass gatherings in public places are not created. Instead, the City asks that these events are coordinated in places of worship, private community gathering spaces and other appropriate locations for these smaller gatherings.
The City of Orlando is working to plan an official memorial service in the near future to honor the victims and all those involved in this horrific crime. The City will update the public as soon as possible when we have information. Thank you for ensuring that we remain a #UnitedOrlando.