Peter O. Gonzalez-Crus: A Tribute to the Orlando Shooting Victim

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Peter O. Gonzalez-Crus has been identified as one of the victims of the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando early Sunday morning. Gonzalez-Crus was one of the first six deaths to be confirmed by the city of Orlando.

Here’s what you need to know.


1. He Was From South Africa

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According to Gonzalez-Crus’s Facebook page, he was from Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa. His page, which is now in “Memorial mode”, also says that he had formerly lived in Batam, Ouham, Central African Republic. (Facebook’s “Memorialized” accounts “are a place for friends and family to gather and share memories after a person has passed away.”)


2. He Went by the Name ‘Ommy’

On social media, friends and family are referring to Gonzalez-Crus by his nickname, Ommy. Peter Ommy is also the name his Facebook profile is under.

Two women, who identified themselves as Peter Ommy’s cousins, took to Twitter on Sunday afternoon to express their sadness.



3. He Worked at UPS

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Ommy worked at McDonalds from June 10, 2010 to 2014, according to his Facebook page. In September of 2014, he began working at UPS in Orlando.


4. He Graduated from Colonia High School in New Jersey in 2013

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According to Facebook, Gonzalez-Crus graduated from a New Jersey high school in 2013. He reportedly spoke both Spanish and English.

In the wake of his passing, many have shared their grief via social media.


5. He Was 22 Years Old

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While not much is currently known about Peter Ommy, his friends have described him as a beautiful person.

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