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One Of The Orlando Victims Was Snapchatting When Gunshots Rang Out

"You're here today and in a snap you could be gone tomorrow."

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On Sunday, her friend Mykol Marte posted video to Facebook of the Snapchat Story Alvear uploaded before her death. (Warning: The video contains disturbing content.)

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Marte told BuzzFeed News that he had been chatting with Alvear via Snapchat on Saturday night when he went to sleep. When he awoke to calls on Sunday morning asking if he was OK after the shooting, Marte suddenly thought to go through Alvear's Snapchat Story to "see how her night ended."

"As soon as I saw it I tried to call her and message her, but I didn't get a response," he said.

When asked how he feels when he watches the video now, Marte replied, "Speechless, lost for words, still sick, and definitely hurt by it."

"At least the video went viral, and her family will get a lot of support and help with the funeral arrangements," he said. "We got prayers from the whole world and condolences for her family. What else can I really think about?"

David Mack is a reporter and weekend editor for BuzzFeed News in New York.

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