Hollywood artist creates gun violence display with 50 naked mannequins

HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A Hollywood artist set up an eye-catching display in the wake of the deadly nightclub massacre in Orlando that left at least 49 people dead early Sunday.

Chad Michael positioned naked mannequins on the roof of a building at Orange Grove and Fountain avenues.

Most of them were lying down, but one was standing up, appearing to shield itself.

In the middle was a sign that read: "50 dead people. #GunControl."

The exhibit was called "No One is Safe".

"I want people to see what 50 dead bodies look like in mass. And I thought it would be something that hopefully evokes emotion and feeling and empowerment and change for the subject," Michael said.

Orlando police said 29-year-old Omar Mateen of Port St. Lucie, Florida walked into a gay nightclub around closing time early Sunday morning and opened fire. He was eventually killed during a shootout with SWAT officers.

The attack was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
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