-- Thousands gathered in downtown Orlando tonight for the city’s first official vigil since Sunday’s mass shooting at a gay nightclub, which killed and wounded dozens.
People mourned the victims at the plaza at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts by laying flowers, waving rainbow flags, lighting candles and shedding tears. The Orlando Gay Chorus performed shortly after the event commenced at 7 p.m.
"I wasn't expecting as many people. I'm still kind of in shock a little bit," Orlando resident Elizabeth Cortes, 26, told ABC News. "Being here makes it a little more surreal. The turnout is amazing. Like they say, love conquers."
Fifty people are dead, including the gunman, and 53 others were injured in the shooting.
During the vigil, Orlando Mayer Buddy Dyer said officials have identified all 49 deceased victims.
"Today, we have identified all 49 victims and we have notified the next of kin of all 49 victims," Dyer said.
Some mourners held signs calling for peace and love, while others carried photos of victims who were their friends and family members.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.