Family of Woman Shot and Critically Injured in Orlando Massacre Gathers on Long Island to Pray

What to Know

  • Marissa Delgado was critically injured in the shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando.
  • The mass shooting is the deadliest in U.S. history. Delgado's friend, Stanley, was among those confirmed dead.
  • Delgado grew up on Long Island but had since moved to Orlando and was hanging out at Pulse nightclub Saturday night when gunfire erupted.

A Long Island mom is praying for her daughter, who was among those shot at an Orlando nightclub in America’s worst mass shooting. 

Marissa Delgado grew up in Glen Cove, on Long Island’s north shore, and went to Glen Cove High School. She had since moved to Orlando and was hanging out at Pulse nightclub when a gunman entered early Sunday morning, shooting and killing 49 people and hurting scores more.

Marissa was critically injured in the shooting. Her mother, Lisa Delgado, said on Facebook that her daughter may have been shot as many as 12 times — the exact number wasn't immediately clear. 

Lisa pleaded for prayers as she and other members of Marissa’s family gathered on Long Island Sunday night.

“My sister right now is not in a position to speak to anyone, so if you guys could respect that, I’d greatly appreciate it,” Marissa’s aunt told reporters Sunday.

Friends say Marissa was in her late 20s. One of them posted a photo to Snapchat and said it was the last picture Marissa had taken with her friend, Stanley Almodovar III. Almodovar, 23, was among those confirmed dead by authorities.

Marissa was last listed in critical condition. Other details about her have not been released. At this point, her family is praying and hoping she’ll pull through.

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