Families wait near hospital to find out fate of loved ones
Family looking for Jonathan Camuy after mass shooting at Orlando club
ORLANDO, Fla. – Many families are staying at a hotel just blocks away from Orlando Regional Medical Center, waiting to find out the fate of their loved ones after a gunman opened fire at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday, killing 50 people and wounding 53 more before he was killed in a shootout with SWAT team members.
News4Jax spoke with one family, who's looking for newphew Jonathan Camuy. His family said he's 24-years-old and has been in the Orlando area for three years, working for Telemundo.
About 3 a.m. Sunday, he posted on Facebook page that he was going to Pulse nightclub, which was holding a Latin night, and hasn't been in contact with anyone since.
His aunt and uncle said they know Camuy was at the nightclub with friends.
"Jonathan is very friendly, very loving. He gives it all, very nice guy, very energetic. He's our nephew. We love him so much. We are very close, all of our nephews and nieces are very close," Elizabeth and Edwin Camuy said.
Camuy's family said they're just hoping he got separated from his cellphone. Camuy's parents live in Puerto Rico and will be flying to Orlando, his family told News4Jax.
Other families said they're just trying to stay positive. The city of Orlando has a webpage for families to can check to see the names of loved ones.
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