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Orlando Massacre: These Are the People Who Were Killed at Pulse Nightclub

by Elisha Fieldstadt, Tim Stelloh, Corky Siemaszko and The Associated Press /  / Updated 
Victims of the Pulse Masacre
Top row: Juan Ramon Guerrero, Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, Stanley Almodovar III, Luis Vielma, Edward Sotomayor Jr., Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, Yilmary Rodriguez Solivan |Second Row: Kimberly Morris, Oscar A. Aracena-Montero, Peter Gonzalez-Cruz, Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, Mercedez Marisol Flores, Brenda Lee Marquez McCool, Javier Jorge-Reyes | Third Row: Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, Martin Benitez Torres, Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, Shane Evan Tomlinson, Joel Rayon Paniagua | Fourth Row: Amanda Alvear, Anthony Luis Laureano Disla, Enrique L. Rios, Jonathan Antonio Camuy Vega, Cory James Connell, Antonio Davon Brown, Juan Chavez-Martinez | Fifth Row: Christopher Joseph Sanfeliz, Darryl Roman Burt II, Luis Daniel Conde, Miguel Angel Honorato, Tevin Eugene Crosby, Frank Escalante, Jerald Arthur- Wright | Sixth Row: Leroy Valentin-Fernandez, Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, Drew (Christopher) Leinonen, Angel L. Candelario-Padro, Paul Terrell Henry, Jason Benjamin Josaphat, Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez | Seventh Row: Akyra Murray, Geraldo A. Ortiz-Jimenez, Juan Rivera, Deonka Deidra Drayton, Alejandro Barrios Martinez, Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, Jean C. Nives RodriguezNBC News

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They were a cross-section of Americans living it up at an Orlando club — professionals who plied their trades in the city's gleaming towers, 20-somethings who worked in nearby amusement parks. They were tourists passing through town and regulars greeting old friends.

Then, suddenly, gunfire ripped through the gay nightclub and turned them into something else — victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

Here are their stories.

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