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Las Vegas Strip To Go Dark To Honor Victims of Mass Shooting

The iconic Las Vegas Strip will go dark on Monday night to remember the victims of Route 91 Harvest Festival. Tomorrow marks the anniversary of the deadliest mass shooting in US history — as one man singlehandedly killed 58 people and wounded over 400 more.


Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak commented on behalf of the city. “A lot of people have probably put it out of their minds,” he said. “The anniversary is going to bring up a lot of feelings, good and bad.”

On October 1, 2017, thousands of music fans from all over were gathered on the Las Vegas strip for Route 91 Harvest Festival. Country’s Jason Aldean was shutting things down when around 10:05 pm, Stephen Paddock sprayed bullets down from his hotel room on the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay. Ten minutes and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition later, the shooting stopped at 10:15 pm. Paddock then turned the gun on himself before police swarmed the room.

The marquees all along the Las Vegas Strip will go dark tomorrow to mark the first anniversary since the horrific event. At 10:05 pm, the victims’ name will be read in a ceremony at Community Healing Garden, a memorial site downtown.

Governor Brian Sandoval also ordered flags across the state to fly at half staff on Monday. “The people of Nevada will never forget this tragic day, and hold the victims of the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in their thoughts and prayers,” he said.

 

Source: USA Today

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