Owners say they'll reopen Pulse nightclub as memorial site

Barbara Poma, owner of Pulse nightclub, walks at a memorial in front of the club in Orlando, Fla., on Thursday, July 14, 2016. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Orlando police ended their control of the property on Wednesday and turned it back over to the club's owners. A gunman killed 49 and wounded others on June 12 during a Latin night at the gay venue. (Loren Elliott/The Tampa Bay Times via AP)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The owners of Pulse nightclub in Florida it will reopen as a memorial to the 49 people who died there.

The announcement was posted Sunday on One Pulse Foundation's social media accounts. The foundation was set up by the nightclub's owners to "provide financial assistance to the victims" and to "contribute to the creation of a permanent memorial."

Details about when the site will reopen as a memorial haven't been released.

Gunman Omar Mateen opened fire at the gay nightclub in Orlando on June 12, killing 49 patrons and injuring 53 others. He was killed in a shootout with police.

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