Local mother of club performer reacts to Orlando shooting

A Wellington woman, who is also the mother of a performer at the Orlando gay night club where about 50 people were killed overnight, is now calling for armed security guards at all gay night clubs. 

“It needs to be taken seriously,” said the woman, who did not want her name or her son’s name to be used in this story. “If these people are after a certain type of people they need to protect these people because they’re Americans.”

The woman was hysterical, but thankful her son was not at the club Saturday night. 

“I woke up with the news that my son was ok, but what about the other families?” she said.