( KTRS ) St. Louis police plan to increase their presence at PrideFest events this month in the aftermath of the fatal shootings in Orlando, Florida.
Fifty people died in the shooting early Sunday morning. In a statement, organizers of the St. Louis event say PrideFest will go on as planned June 24 through June 26 at Soldiers Memorial in downtown St. Louis. St. Louis PrideFest leaders say that in addition to police, security personnel are being hired, including some in plain clothes.
Those attending PrideFest events are also encouraged to be alert of their surroundings and report any suspicious behavior to security or police.