ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - 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.