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Fund For Pulse Victims Tops $26M

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The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

A fund for the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando contains more than $26 million in donations.

Orlando officials said Monday that money from the One Orlando Fund will start being distributed by the end of the month to the victims of the massacre at the gay nightclub.

Officials say 351 claim forms were submitted by the Sept. 12 deadline. They say some of them are competing submissions for dead victims.

Gunman Omar Mateen opened fire at the Pulse nightclub on June 12.

Forty-nine patrons were killed and another 53 people required hospitalization.