Orlando shooting victim’s last moments captured on Snapchat

Posted at 3:52 PM, Jun 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-13 15:52:18-04

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A 25-year-old woman's Snapchat video captured the initial gunfire inside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

Amanda Alvear was among the 49 people shot to death by Omar Mateen, who was killed by police.

Alvear was apparently Snapchatting when the shooting erupted and a friend, who Buzzfeed identified as Mykol Marte, posted that video to Facebook.

"Found out thru snapchat my friend Amanda Alvear was there at Pulse last night," Marte wrote. "Tried calling and texting and still haven't gotten a reply."

The video has been viewed over a million times since it was posted Sunday afternoon.

Marte took to Facebook again on Monday after learning that Alvear had died. He wrote in part: "You're here today and in a snap you could be gone tomorrow. Right now my heart is filled with such great sorrow."