Throughout the afternoon, family members and friends trickled into Orlando Regional Medical Center to check on the survivors of the shooting.
Malaysia Sambula came to see Rodney Sumter, a 26-year-old dancer and bartender at Mango's Orlando. Sambula said Sumter had been shot three times, but was "going to be OK."
Sambula, a club promoter who lives in Orlando, was supposed to go to Pulse last night, but decided against it.
"I had bad feeling," she said.
She learned about the shooting early this morning.
"It's surreal for something like this to happen at a place you know, a place you're supposed to be," she said.
Eddi Anderson came looking for his friend Luis Vielma.
"He was there last night," Anderson said, pulling up a photo of Vielma on his iPhone. "All of my friends are posting things on Facebook, but we're trying to find him."
Mary Vega left the hospital with tears streaming down her face. The doctors said her cousin, 23-year-old Jonathan Camuy, was not among the patients being treated, and was likely among the dead.
"He was so young," she said.
Vega said her cousin worked for Telemundo and split his time between Orlando and Miami. -- Compiled by Kathleen McGrory, Times Staff Writer