At least 50 people lost their lives and 53 others were wounded in the shooting in a nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
Shocking news about the mass shooting at #Orlando nightclub, USA, my profound symphaties to families and friends of the victims— Edgars Rinkēvičs (@edgarsrinkevics) June 12, 2016
"On behalf of Latvia, Foreign Minister expresses heartfelt sympathy for the families and friends of those who died in the shooting and wishes a rapid recovery to the wounded," a statement by the foreign ministry said.
Riga mayor Nils Usakovs took to Twitter to express his condolences as well on behalf of the people of Riga.
Shocking tradegy in Orlando. Deepest condolences for the victims & families of the victims from the city of Riga. @USEmbassyRiga— Nils Ušakovs (@nilsusakovs) June 12, 2016
Terror group Daesh has claimed responsibility for the attack on a popular gay nightclub, but law enforcement in the US is still investigating the exact circumstances of the case.