Rutherford Co. Man Killed in Orlando Shooting

La Vergne High graduate victim of Orlando night club shooting – WSMV Channel 4 //

A recent La Vergne High School graduate is among the dead in Orlando in one of the largest mass shootings in U.S. history.

Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20, graduated from La Vergne High in 2015.

A candlelight vigil will be held at the school at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Friends and family posted good-byes on social media for the loved one whose life ended in a hail of bullets.

He was a dancer and worked as a barista at a Starbucks in Kissimmee, FL.

Coworkers posted a photo of a tribute at the store when they arrived at work.

“For our dear Omar. Posting these are tough and heartbreaking times.”

Coworkers celebrated his outgoing personality and his send of humor. Others wrote he is dancing in heaven.

In La Vergne, even those who didn’t know Ocasio-Capo are touched by the tragedy striking so close to home.

“This affects everyone,” said Rachel Heggen, spokesperson for the City of La Vergne. “Our hearts are just mourning for the family of not only the local resident here but of all the families and the community of Orlando.”

Ocasio-Capo’s family lives in La Vergne. Friends of the family have opened a GoFundMe account to help pay for his burial.

“We are shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo of La Vergne,” said La Vergne Mayor Dennis Waldron in a statement. “Our hearts mourn with the families of all the victims as well as the community of Orlando. La Vergne U.S. flags are being flown at half staff until sunset on June 16 in memory of the victims.”

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