A 27-year-old Weslaco man died Sunday during the Orlando nightclub shooting.
Frank Hernandez, 27, of Weslaco — who went by Frank Escalante — died during the shooting, said his aunt, Aurora Rodriguez.
Details about Hernandez’s death weren’t immediately available.
The Orlando Police Department confirmed that a 27-year-old man named Frank Hernandez died during the shooting.
Aqui Estamos, a local LGBT advocacy organization, released a statement on Facebook:
It breaks our hearts to announce that we have received confirmation that Frank Escalante, a member of our LGBTQ Rio Grande Valley family, lost his life at the #OrlandoShooting yesterday. Rest in power, Frank. We will shine light on your life tonight at Orlando Shooting Vigil: Stand with LGBTQ Community.
We ask that you send blessings to his family.
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