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Friday 02 of December 2022

SRE Reports Possibility of More Injured Mexicans in Orlando


José Hernández mourns along friend Victor Bayez,photo: Loren Elliott/Tampa Bay Times, via AP
José Hernández mourns along friend Victor Bayez,photo: Loren Elliott/Tampa Bay Times, via AP
Claudia Ruiz Massieu, head of the SRE, instructed to provide support to families of the victims

Juan Sabines Guerrero, Mexican Foreign Relations Secretariat (SRE) consul in Orlando said that although the list of people injured in the Orlando shooting has not been released, there is a possibility that more Mexicans citizens have been injured.

Javier Nava, a Mexican who is currently being hospitalized and in a stable condition, will receive humanitarian support from the SRE. “We are very vigilant of his current state. He is the only Mexican out of the 29 injured in the hospital that we know about,” Sabines Guerrero said.

The Orlando police and the FBI “have acted extraordinarily in identifying the bodies.” The SRE office passports are processed managed to identify three out of the four Mexicans who died, he said.

The name of the fourth Mexican “never appeared in the system, because he was a U.S. citizen with Mexican parents.”

Sabines Guerrero said that Claudia Ruiz Massieu, head of the SRE, instructed to provide support to families of the victims, so that the four families that lost a loved one in the incident would have humanitarian support.

Transportation of the families of both the injured and deceased Mexicans is being facilitated by the SRE. “The Mexican government mourns along with those affected by the sad event in Orlando,” he added.