Hundreds of Sheffielders attend candlelit vigil to honour Orlando shooting victims

Crowds gather for the Sheffield vigil
Crowds gather for the Sheffield vigil
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Hundreds of people attended a vigil in Sheffield yesterday evening to honour the victims of the Orlando nightclub mass shooting.

Sheffielders sang songs and lit candles to in memory victims and to show support for those injured in the attack.

There were also speeches from members of the LGBT community at the event in Hallam Square.

A gunman killed 50 people in the early hours of Sunday morning at Pulse, a gay nightclub.

The event has been organised by Sheffield Hallam LGBT+ Liberation Group and will take place in Hallam Square from 7pm this evening.

After entering the crowded club with an assault rifle and pistol, Omar Mateen, 29, opened fire, killing 50 people and wounding at least 53, according to authorities.

Mateen was killed in a gun battle with police.

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