Vigil planned Sunday night in SF to honor victims of Florida mass shooting

A vigil is planned Sunday night at San Francisco’s Harvey Milk Plaza to honor and remember the victims of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, in which 50 people were killed early Sunday in Florida.

Supervisor Scott Wiener announced on Twitter that the vigil will begin at 8 p.m.

A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside a crowded Florida nightclub early Sunday, killing at least 50 people before dying in a gunfight with SWAT officers, police said.

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Wiener told the San Francisco Examiner that he spoke to Interim Police Chief Toney Chaplin, who assured him the San Francisco Police Department will “be prepared” for Sunday night’s vigil.

Police said in a statement Sunday that while there are no known threats to San Francisco, authorities will increase patrols in public places including shopping and transit centers, the Castro District, LGBT venues and mosques.

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