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Orlando shooting: Barack Obama meets victims and pleads for unity

  • America is in mourning after the worst mass shooting in its history
  • Omar Mateen's attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando left 49 people dead
  • So-called Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack
  • President Obama says there is no clear evidence the gunman was directed by IS
  • Witnesses have claimed that Mateen was a regular visitor to the club he attacked
  • His wife said she tried to talk him out of conducting any kind of attack
  • His father has blamed security at the club for the attack
  • One gun shop refused to sell him ammunition as he was acting suspiciously

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Target gives $250,000 to fund in honour of team members

Mercedez Flores and Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo both died in the shooting Credit: Facebook

Target has donated $250,000 to the OneOrlando Fund, after two of their team members were killed during the Orlando shooting on Sunday.

The fund was set up by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer to provide funds for non-profit organisations helping victims, their families, and the community.

Mercedez Flores and Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo were both killed in Pulse nightclub in Orlando, in what is now America's worst mass shooting in modern history.

We were devastated to hear the news of the horrific event in Orlando, made even more personal by the tragic loss of two of our own team members.

I want to personally thank the local Target team in Orlando for pulling together during an incredibly difficult and emotional time to do everything they can to help the community.

– Brian Cornell, chief executive officer, Target

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