MTV’s True Life To Air Special Episode About Four Orlando Shooting Survivors — These Are Their Harrowing Stories

MTV is documenting the lives of four survivors.

This is going to be one emotional episode of television.

After last month’s horrific shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub that killed 49 people and injured many others, MTV is setting out to tell the survivors’ tales.

The network is filming an episode of True Life that documents the lives of four people who survived the worst mass shooting in American history.

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True Life: We Are Orlando will follow Tony Marrero, Patience Carter, Tiara Parker, and Joshua McGill.

Tiara’s cousin, Akyra Murray, was the youngest person killed in the senseless shooting. The cousins, as well as their friend Patience, were all together, celebrating the 18-year-old’s high school graduation at the Orlando gay club.

All three girls were hiding in the bathroom, where they were shot and later trapped with the shooter during the three-and-a-half hour standoff with the cops.

Tiara has told the story of how Akyra tragically died in her lap.

Tony was shot four times in the terrifying attack, including a wound in his back. Sadly, he also lost his best friend, Luis Velma in the disgusting act of violence, and is now working on healing both physically and emotionally.

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Joshua managed to escape Pulse and hid behind a car but heard someone yelling for help. Rodney Sumter, who is one of the hotspot’s bartenders and a father of two, was shot multiple times in the shooting, and was crying out.

Joshua used his shirt to make a tourniquet in order to stop the bleeding in Rodney’s arms.

In addition to featuring these four survivors, the network will also film more than a dozen digital shorts for the episode, with footage that won’t be included on TV, including interviews from people who won’t appear in the upcoming installment, but were still affected by the terrible tragedy.

Starting on Tuesday, MTV will also release exclusive videos from production on social media.

Plus, the channel is set to air a touching tribute to the 49 people who were killed, the survivors, and the victims’ loved ones during the broadcast.

The intense installment is scheduled to air on August 15 at 8 p.m. EST on MTV. You can see a clip from the emotional episode HERE.

[Image via MTV.]

Jul 25, 2016 4:27pm PST

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