Warning: Graphic Video: The Moment the First Shots Were Fired at Orlando Club

(Photo: Image by J. Parsons/Getty Images)

Warning: Graphic Video: The Moment the First Shots Were Fired at Orlando Club

A Snapchat video from one victim's phone shows the sudden terror of the attack.

Published June 13, 2016

Heartbreaking video has emerged of the first moment shots rang out in the Orlando massacre this past weekend, thanks to video footage made available by a relative of one of the victims.

The brother of Amanda Alvear, who lost her life at the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, has made his sister's Snapchat public. The story begins with everyone enjoying the music and dance floor, and ends with her recording herself as bullets rang out.

On Monday, Amanda was confirmed as one of the dead from the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

The brief video was posted publicly by Amanda's brother, Brian, who wrote, "People keep asking? Yes this is Amanda, she was creating a Snapchat story through the night this is the last time anyone saw her, after this she did receive and answer one call."

Brian told the Ledger that he believed his sister was hiding in the bathroom. "A lot of hostages were in the bathroom, last I heard that’s where she was," he said. 

Brian said his sister was a nursing student at the University of South Florida. 

Their family launched a desperate search for her after the shooting ended, and discovered the worst shortly after.

As the dust settles from this horrific event, more tragic stories are sure to arise of the victims' last moments inside the nightclub.

Written by Evelyn Diaz

(Photo: Image by J. Parsons/Getty Images)


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