Local officials react to Orlando nightclub shooting

BOSTON (WHDH) - Officials across Massachusetts are remembering the victims of the shooting at an Orlando nightclub that left 50 people dead and 53 wounded early Sunday morning.

Governor Charlie Baker released a statement on Twitter, calling the incident a “horrendous act of terror”.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh also mourned the loss of the victims, and encouraged the community to gather at City Hall Plaza Monday night for a 6:00 p.m. vigil.

Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey urged the public to “denounce hate in all its forms”, and thanked the first responders who were at the scene.

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey offered her condolences on Twitter.

Local law enforcement, including Boston police and MIT police also shared their support for Orlando on social media.

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