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He Survived The Shooting In Orlando And He Is Now Telling His Story

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“It was a great night. No drama, just smiles, just laughter.”

Angel Colon was one of the more than 300 people at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando on June 12, 2016 the night a deranged gunman opened fire on the crowd. It was late and the bar was closing. As Colon was saying goodbye to his friends that night, the attack began. In an instant, Colon heard gun fire and started to run, but fell to the ground after being hit three times in the left leg, shattering his bones. “All I could hear was the shotgun,” Colon said in a media room. That’s when the shooter started shooting the injured and dead lying on the floor. Colon playing dead on the floor as the gunman approached him. “I’m just there laying down and I’m thinking, ‘I’m next. I’m dead,'” Colon recalls. The gunman fired more bullets at Colon hitting his hand and hip. Colon lied on the floor listening to the screams for help and the relentless gunfire that he says lasted five to ten minutes. Finally, a police officer approached Colon and dragged him out of the bar.


“I’m grateful for him but the floor is just covered in glass,” Colon says through tears. “So, he’s dragging me out while I’m just getting cut on my behind, my back, my legs. I don’t feel pain but I just feel all this blood on my from myself, from my other people.”


Stay strong, Angel. Love always wins.


READ: Remembering The Victims Of The Orlando Shooting, Many Of Whom Were Latino


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We Decided To Photoshop These Band Names Into English And The Results Are Hilarious

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We Decided To Photoshop These Band Names Into English And The Results Are Hilarious

Have you ever stared at the name of a Latino band while browsing through your playlist and thought, “I wonder what their name would sound like if it was in English?” Well, we have and we decided to see what it would look like. The results? WEIRD AF.

The boys from Aventura look different when you call ’em this…

Sony BMG / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez
Sony BMG / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

And La Arrolladora Banda El Limón doesn’t have quite the same ring to it…

Disa / UMG / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez
Disa / UMG / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

But the name of these norteño legends doesn’t sound all that bad.

Fonovisa / UMG / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez
Fonovisa / UMG / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

La 5ª Estación doesn’t sound quite as exciting…

Sony Music / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez
Sony Music / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

Although Gente De Zona kinda makes sense.

Sony Music Entertainment / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez
Sony Music Entertainment / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

This name for Intocable fits pretty well…

EMI Latin / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez
EMI Latin / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

But Grupo Mojado translated to English will definitely make you LOL.

Fonovisa / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez
Fonovisa / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

El Gran Combo translates seamlessly…

Credit: Combo Records / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez
Credit: Combo Records / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

Sonora Dinamita? Kinda.

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Los Caminantes? Definitely.

Sony Music / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez
Sony Music / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

When you change the name of Los Temerarios, you realize their name is a little more badass than you knew.

Credit: Fonovisa / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez
Credit: Fonovisa / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

Aterciopelados sound like a kick-ass rock band whether their name is in Spanish or English…

BMG Music / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez
BMG Music / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

And so do norteño outfit Voz De Mando.

Disa Latin Music / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez
Disa Latin Music / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

You probably won’t notice the difference in the name of this legendary Argentine rock group…

Sony BMG / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez
Sony BMG / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

But you definitely will for Tejano group Pesado.

Credit: Disa Records / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez
Credit: Disa Records / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

READ: 13 Mexican Sayings That Sound Really Weird When They’re Translated Literally

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