Orlando mass shooting survivor: 'It's a living nightmare'

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Stories are continuing to surface from those who were inside the nightclub and survived the horrifying mass shooting in Orlando. (KABC)

Stories are continuing to surface from those who were inside the nightclub and survived the horrifying mass shooting in Orlando.

Josean Garcia said the "devastating" experience is burned into his memory.

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"It's a living nightmare for me right now, because I can't get the sounds out of my head. I can't get the pictures out of my head," Garcia said.

Chris Enzo, a friend of a shooting victim, said his friends feel too scared to step foot outside their homes. Still, he had a message of strength in the face of terror.

"We want Orlando city to stay strong and that we want everyone to realize that we don't want to cower down due to terrorist attacks and we don't want to give into fear," Enzo said.

The gunman, identified by authorities as Omar Mateen, 29, opened fire inside the packed Pulse club early Sunday morning.

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By the end of the attack, 50 people, including Mateen, were dead and at least 53 others were injured.

A total of 44 people were transported to the Orlando Regional Medical Center following the shooting.

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Eddie Justice is one of 49 victims killed in the Orlando nightclub shooting. His mother feared the worst when she began receiving texts from her son from inside the club.


There was a large police presence at the hospital, where doctors have performed 26 operations on the victims with six more surgeries scheduled for Monday.

Among the group, 29 of them are continuing to receive treatment, six of them have been discharged and nine were pronounced dead in the hospital.

Doctors say a number of victims remain in critical condition and are still very much in shock. Five patients are in grave condition.

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The terror attack was raising serious questions about Mateen, who was on the FBI's radar three separate times for possible ties to terrorism.
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