Monday, June 13, 2016

J.K. Rowling 'can't stop crying' for 22-year-old shooting victim Luis Vielma

Posted By on Mon, Jun 13, 2016 at 6:13 PM

Luis Vielma, 22, a victim of the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub, was a student at Seminole State College and worked at Universal Studios at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

The Tampa Bay Times reported that Vielma's high-school friend Eddi Anderson said he "loved his job there."

J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books on which the theme park is based, posted an image of a happy Vielma giving the thumbs-up in his Hogwarts uniform on Twitter, adding "I can't stop crying."

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