It’s being reported that at least two of the 50 victims gunned down in a Orlando nightclub last Sunday night had ties to the Atlanta area.
Tomlinson, originally from Concord, N.C., is listed among the deceased in the attack, but previously had addresses in Duluth, Atlanta and Marietta, according to a search of public records.
A North Carolina TV station, WNCN, reported Monday that Tomlinson had been killed and had previously attended East Carolina University in Greenville.
Tomlinson was lead singer in a six-member Orlando-based band, Frequency Band, which had a set list that spanned everything from old-school R&B to country music.
Tomlinson’s ties to Atlanta include modeling work between 2006 and 2009. He has past addresses in Duluth, Atlanta and Marietta, according to the AJC. WSB reported on Monday that relatives of Tomlinson still live in Atlanta.
Instead, fans have now begun posting “R.I.P Shane” comments although the band has made no formal announcements about his death.
According to the AJC, a second victim of the Orlando massacre, Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rasado, 35, was a dancer who performed at Atlanta Bachata in 2014.
Although the event mostly focuses on Latin dance and music, Rosado performed a contemporary number.
“It had nothing to do with Latin dancing but it was how he felt,” said event director Jose Maldonado.
“He stood out. His performance was not the regular salsa. It was passion driven. It set him apart.”
Serrano, who has a young son, had also worked as an entertainer at Splash Bar in Panama City Beach, FL according to Buzzfeed.
The bar posted a statement about Serrano early Monday.
It’s with a heavy heart we must confirm the passing of Eman Valentino (Xavier E. Serrano) after being shot at the Orlando nightclub Pulse by a madman. He was part of Splash’s extended family and leaves a small son behind.
He took his time to work with Flagpole, Grant, Vadim and some of the other dancers to improve their moves and was quick with a smile. He most recently appeared as a male entertainer at Splash as well as a go go dancer. Our prayers are with your family, my friend.