Interim memorial opens for 49 killed at Pulse nightclub

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An interim memorial for the 49 people killed at a gay nightclub in Florida is opening to the public.

The onePULSE Foundation says that the temporary memorial will open at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the site of Pulse nightclub, which has remained closed since the June 2016 shooting.

The club's sign was improved, and a new fence was placed around the nightclub's perimeter. Planning and designing continues for the permanent memorial.

A press conference was held at the site on Tuesday morning.

The Orlando nightclub was attacked by gunman Omar Mateen in June 2016. He pledged allegiance to the Islamic State during a three-hour standoff at the nightclub before he was killed in a shootout with police.