Attorney identifies children killed in Orlando hostage situation


An attorney representing the family of four children killed during a hostage situation Monday has identified the children and released a photo of them.

The attorney says 12-year-old Iraya, 10-year-old Lillia, 6-year-old Aidan and 1-year-old Dove were killed by 35-year-old Gary Lindsey. The attorney did not reveal the last names of the children.

Orlando police say Lindsey shot an officer and then barricaded himself in an apartment with the children.

According to the Associated Press, a medical examiner is working to determine at what point in the 21-hour standoff the children were killed.

“It is a tragic ending to a night of horror,” attorney Walter Benenati wrote on a GoFundMe page.

Benenati tells WESH that 6-year-old Aiden loved dinosaurs, 10-year-old Lillia loved Disney and 12-year-old Iraya loved video games and was an overachiever in school.

Authorities tell the AP two of the children are believed to be Lindsey’s. The other two are believed to be the children of Lindsey’s girlfriend who initially called police Sunday night.

Benenati set up the GoFundMe page to raise money for funeral expenses for the four children. The page can be found here.

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