Nightclub Pulse to become a memorial to Orlando massacre victims

The club's owner has launched a new foundation to fund a permanent memorial

The nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Florida is to become a memorial to those that were killed in the massacre there earlier this year.

An armed man opened fire in the LGBT club in June, killing 49 people and wounded 53 more.

Club owner Barbara Poma has now set up a new organisation with plans to install a memorial at the club.

Poma originally announced her plans for a memorial, but this week she launched the OnePulse Foundation alongside her attorney.

As Resident Advisor reports, the purpose of the foundation is “conceiving, funding and aiding in the construction of a permanent memorial on the existing Pulse site.”

The group is not-for-profit and has filed documents with the state of Florida proposing plans for the memorial. Poma has previously said she intends to reopen the club.