Las Vegas – October 1, 2017 marked the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. Other outlets have more details of the attack, and we are keeping an eye on developments and the responses to this tragedy. The death toll from an attack on a Las Vegas Strip country music concert has risen to 59 people with 527 people injured.
Las Vegas is a city built on hospitality and its reputation for being a place that is safe to visit has been sorely tested. For locals and visitors, October 1 has been the catalyst for a new sense of solidarity, in good times and bad.
The shootings took place during the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival. The shooter was in a room at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the 32nd floor which overlooked the outdoor area. The suspect killed himself after authorities attempted to enter the room.
A portion of South Las Vegas Boulevard and nearby Tropicana and Russel Roads are or were closed for a time.
Landmarks around the world going dark or adopting special colors in wake of the shooting.
We are part of a local, national and global conversation with the rest of the world asking whether it’s safe and sound to visit. I think it is but we need to show it. Not just with increased bollards and security personnel, but with the respect we show one another in this community. Talking is fine but now we have to act.
Las Vegas Strong 💪
Elsewhere on the Web
Vegas Seven – How to help
The Nevada Independent – The moment Las Vegas long prepared for but hoped would never come to pass happened Sunday night.
Washington Post – How should we talk about it?
The attack came the day after National Preparedness Month
Muted and sad AM talk radio
We are just learning the names of the victims
So many people want to donate blood appointments are being taken for Thursday. Generosity of visitors and locals
The community has rallied
25,000+ donations and 1.9 million on Go Fund Me
Super-saturated media dominated radio and TV.
— Ron Mader (@ronmader) December 14, 2017
— NationalFinalsRodeo (@LasVegasNFR) October 4, 2017