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Las Vegas on first anniversary of shooting

Las Vegas on first anniversary of shooting

The Las Vegas strip will be dark on Monday night to honor the 58 people killed and more than 800 injured during the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival.
The marquees along the strip will go dark at 10:01 p.m. to mark the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
The names of the victims will be read at 10:05 p.m. at the memorial site downtown called the Community Healing Garden.
It is one of several memorials set up to honor the anniversary.
The Las Vegas Police Department will host a sunrise remembrance ceremony on Monday morning and a prayer vigil will be held later at City Hall.
A new remembrance wall will also be dedicated to the victims.
Gov. Brian Sandoval ordered flags across the state to fly at half-staff and encouraged all Nevadans to wear Vegas Strong clothing.
“Our great state has shown the country and indeed the world what Vegas Strong is every day for nearly a year,” Sandoval said in a statement earlier this month. “The events of 1 October affected so many and I think it is only right to show the world again how Vegas Strong Nevada is on the one year anniversary.”
Gunman Stephen Paddock opened fired on Oct. 1, 2017, from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino across Las Vegas Boulevard to the open-air music festival.
He began firing more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition into the crowd at 10:05 p.m. while country star Jason Aldean was on stage.
More than 400 people were injured from bullets or from trying to flee the scene.
The shooting lasted for 15 minutes before Paddock, holed up inside his hotel suite, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo announced in August that local authorities were closing their investigation, saying they could not determine a motive. No other suspects are being investigated or charged.
The FBI is still investigating Paddock’s possible motive, USA Today noted.
MGM Resorts International, which owns the Mandalay Bay and the concert, the Route 91 Harvest Festival, has filed lawsuits against more than 1,000 of the shooting victims in an attempt to shield the company from liability in the shooting.