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J.K. Rowling Pays Tribute To Victims Of The Orlando Shooting

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People all over the world have been affected by the tragic Orlando shooting, including Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling.

50 people died, including the gunman, and 53 were injured in an attack on the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, when 29-year-old Omar Mateen opened fire in the early hours of Sunday morning.

One of the victims was 22-year-old Luis Vielma, according to his Facebook page via Buzzfeed, the Seminole State College of Florida student worked at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter as an operator of the "Forbidden Journey" ride.

Rowling tweeted her grief over Vielma's death on Monday morning. "Luis Vielma worked on the Harry Potter ride at Universal. He was 22 years old. I can't stop crying. #Orlando," she tweeted.

In the photo, Vielma can be seen wearing a tie with the colours of Gryffindor's house: red and gold.

Rowling also replied to one of Vielma's co-workers and re-tweeted tributes from other Universal Orlando colleagues.

Universal Orlando, which houses the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park, released a statement on Vielma's death, expressing their condolences.

According to a Wizarding World employee, another colleague, a Slytherin named Tony, is recovering in the ICU. Rowling tweeted that she hoped Tony would pull through.

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