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Cedar Falls man loses friend in Orlando shooting

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One eastern Iowa man lost a friend in the Orlando shooting.

He says just days before the tragedy, the two had reunited in Florida. 

Cedar Falls man Andrew Bouska found out his friend Edward Sotomayor Jr. was killed this past weekend.

He found out while watching news coverage on his computer.

Bouska says the weekend before the shooting, he was in Florida. 

The two had reunited. They took a picture together just days before the shooting.

Bouska says his friend was helping someone else out of the bar when he was shot in the back. He later died in the hospital.  

Bouska also says this tragedy impacts everyone. He doesn't want the shooter to stop people from living their lives and plans to return to Orlando.

The two friends met several years ago in Orlando. They kept in touch, and made sure to see each other at least once a year. 

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