SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has issued a statement regarding a mass shooting that killed at least 50 people early Sunday morning at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, describing it as an “evil act of terror.”

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“San Francisco stands in solidarity with the community of Orlando and the nation in the aftermath of this terrible day,” Lee said in the statement.

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“This is a stark reminder that violence still threatens our LGBT community. Senseless acts of violence against innocents, fueled by hate and easy access to deadly firearms, have become all-too frequent. We must continue to work each day to reduce gun violence and ensure every community is safe.”

A vigil will be held Sunday evening at 8 p.m. at Harvey Milk Plaza in San Francisco to honor and remember the victims of the shooting.

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