Crime & Justice

Hollywood hosts benefit for Orlando's Pulse nightclub next month

Orlando police officers seen outside of Pulse nightclub after a fatal shooting and hostage situation on June 12, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. The suspect was shot and killed by police.
Orlando police officers seen outside of Pulse nightclub after a fatal shooting and hostage situation on June 12, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. The suspect was shot and killed by police.
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Hollywood is hosting a benefit for the Pulse nightclub in Florida, where a gunman killed 49 patrons and injured 53 people last month.

A spokeswoman for Pulse in Orlando said Tuesday that the benefit will be held Aug. 19 at the NeueHouse Hollywood in Los Angeles.

Sara Brady says Los Angeles was picked for its proximity to performers and artists, who will be named at a later time.

The money raised will benefit the onePulse Foundation, which was formed by Pulse owner Barbara Poma to financially help employees, as well as establish a permanent memorial for the victims of the Pulse massacre.

Gunman Omar Mateen opened fire at Pulse on June 12, killing 49 patrons and injuring 53 people. He was killed in a shootout with police.