Local aunt remembers Orlando shooting victim

Posted at 11:43 PM, Jun 15, 2016

Wendy Pimentel shared a picture of her nephew, 26 year old Oscar Aracene-Montero and 31-year-old Simon Adrian Carillo Fernandez. One of the last ones taken of them before the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.

"That was in Canada. They were on vacation and they had just got back that night," says Pimentel as she showed photos.

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Pimentel, from Loxahatchee Groves, heard the news hours after the shooting that both were on the list of 49.

"I just couldn't believe it. I said no mom, he's probably somewhere else. He's probably home sleeping."

Pimental is in New Jersey with the rest of Oscar's family. She says her nephew moved to Florida from The Dominican Republic at a young age. He was a manager at an Orlando McDonalds.

"A good kid, you know he was such a good kid. He would help around the house, you don't really see that in a boy."

Wendy is disgusted by this senseless act, knowing how hard it will be to move on without her nephew Oscar.

"I'm having a hard time sleeping at night. I know I'm going to have a really really hard time once I see his body because we haven't yet."