ORLANDO, Fla. – Relatives of the Orlando nightclub shooting victims, as well as the parents of the gunman, will be given the chance to speak at a hearing on whether all the 911 calls from the massacre can be made public.
A judge on Monday issued an order setting a hearing when relatives of the 49 deceased victims can weigh-in on the impact of the release of calls made by their loved ones from inside the Pulse nightclub.
A notice of the Oct. 31 hearing also was sent to the parents of gunman Omar Mateen.
Mateen opened fire at the Pulse nightclub on June 12, claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group. He was killed after a three-hour standoff during an exchange of fire with SWAT team members.