Funeral Being Held For Orlando Shooting Victim With Acadiana Ties
The funeral of Frank Hernandez-Escalante will be held in border town of Weslaco, Texas today and tomorrow.
27-year-old Hernandez-Escalante, who has several close relatives in Acadiana, died in the tragic mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando last Sunday.
His immediate family and friends in Texas took to Facebook to locate Hernandez-Escalante after hearing about the shooting. They drove to Orlando after not receiving any word on his location or condition.
On Monday, his family was informed that he was one of the 49 people killed by Omar Mateen in the shooting.
Hernandez-Escalante worked as a manager at a Calvin Klein retail store in the Orlando area.
A gofundme.com account has been set up to defray the costs of his funeral services.