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Orlando Nightclub Massacre Survivor Takes First Steps 'All By My Self'

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    The sister of Angel Colon, a survivor of the Pulse nightclub massacre, comforts her brother after he spoke about what happened to him in the club during a press conference at the Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando on June 14, 2016.

    A Massachusetts native who survived the Orlando nightclub shooting took his first steps Friday since getting shot in the leg in the June tragedy that claimed 49 lives.

    Angel Colon, of Framingham, posted a video to his Facebook page, showing the 26-year-old taking his first steps "all by myself." 

    "Ahhhh Took my first Steps all by Myself!!!!!! SO HAPPY!!! ‪#‎OrlandoStrong‬ ‪#‎AngelStrong‬ ‪#‎LoveIsLove‬," he wrote.

    Colon was critically injured when the gunman, identified as 29-year-old Omar Mateen, opened fire at the gay nightclub Pulse near downtown Orlando on June 12. Mateen, who died in a shootout with police pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group during a call with police dispatchers during a three-hour standoff.

    The massacre is the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.  Orlando Survivor Reunited With Cop Who Helped Save His LifeOrlando Survivor Reunited With Cop Who Helped Save His LifeAngel Colon, one of the surviving victims of the Orlando nightclub massacre, was reunited with one of the officers who helped save his life that night. "I need a big hug from you," said officer Omar Delgado, as the two men embraced in the hospital. (Published Friday, June 17, 2016)