City of Orlando negotiates $2.25M deal to buy Pulse to turn it into a permanent memorial

People at a pray vigil at the Joy Metropolitan Church hold hands after a fatal shooting at the Pulse Orlando nightclub Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

The City of Orlando has negotiated a deal to buy Pulse Nightclub for $2.25 million.

The city says it will turn it into a permanent memorial for the 49 people killed on June 12 by a 29-year-old man claiming allegiance to ISIS.

Rosario Poma, who owns the club with his wife Barbara, signed the sales contract Friday.

Orlando's city council must still sign off on the deal and will consider it next week.

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