Families of deceased Pulse patrons to get highest payments

Posted at 2:05 PM, Jul 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-14 14:05:37-04

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The families of the victims slain at the Pulse nightclub will get the most money from a fund established to help the victims' families and survivors of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

A proposal on how to distribute the money was released Thursday by Kenneth Feinberg, the OneOrlando Fund's administrator.

The fund has at least $17 million. The exact amount each family will get is to be determined by how much is raised by Sept. 26.

Omar Mateen opened fire at Pulse last month, leaving 49 victims dead and injuring 53 people.

The proposal creates four classes for distributing the funds: families of deceased victims, people hospitalized for more than one night, people injured but not needing overnight hospitalization and patrons who were not hurt.