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Sacramento Latino Center Creates Memorial For Orlando Victims

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

The Latin Center of Art and Culture has established a memorial to pay tribute to the victims of Sunday morning's mass shooting in an Orlando nightclub.

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

The Latino Center of Art and Culture in Sacramento has established a memorial for the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting.

George Raya is with the center and says this is the first time it has constructed a memorial for the victims of a mass shooting.

"Besides being the chair of this board, I'm on the board of the Sacramento LGBT Community Center, so I have my feet in both cultures," he says. "We have a lot of gay Latinos active with our center and they said we need to do something."

Susan Moore and her daughter Emily were among the first to bring something to the memorial. Emily Moore tied on a blue balloon.

Susan Moore added a rainbow pinwheel.

"It's important because we need to be recognized and it's a tragedy that should never have happened," says Susan Moore.

Saturday night was Latin night at the Orlando nightclub where the shootings occurred. At least 70 percent of those who died were Latino.

Bob Moffitt

Sacramento Region Reporter

Bob reports on all things northern California and Nevada. His coverage of police technology, local athletes, and the environment has won a regional Associated Press and several Edward R. Murrow awards.   Read Full Bio 

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