WESLACO, Texas – A 27-year-old Rio Grande Valley man was one of the victims who died in the Orlando nightclub massacre.
According to Valleycentral.com, Frank Hernandez, of Weslaco, died during the shooting, his aunt said.
Hernandez also went by the name Frank Escalante.
The Orlando Police Department confirmed that a 27-year-old man named Frank Hernandez died during the shooting, the report said.
Aqui Estamos, a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy organization based in McAllen, released the following statement on Facebook:
"It breaks our hearts to announce that we have received confirmation that Frank Escalante, a member of our LGBTQ Rio Grande Valley family, lost his life at the #OrlandoShooting yesterday. Rest in power, Frank. We will shine light on your life tonight at Orlando Shooting Vigil: Stand with LGBTQ Community."