Yesterday night at the Jason Aldean Concert at least 58 people were killed and more than 515 injured in a mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip, authorities said Monday. The shooting is the deadliest in modern US history. Per CNBC, hospitals in Las Vegas are dealing with hundreds of shooting casualties of the victims of a gunman who opened fire on attendees of a country music festival from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort Hotel.
Per CNN this is how the shooting happened:
- At around 10:08 p.m. local time Sunday (1:08 a.m. ET Monday) the Route 91 Harvest Festival — a country music concert — was interrupted by the sound of gunfire, witnesses said.
- Police said the gunman fired on the crowd of about 22,000 people from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, several hundred feet southwest of the concert grounds.
- Country music singer Jason Aldean was performing when the gunshots began, according to witnesses’ cell phone video.
- “The gunshots lasted for 10 to 15 minutes. It didn’t stop,” said witness Rachel de Kerf.
Many ask how we can help the victims and their families from this mass shooting. Per ANDREA GONZÁLEZ-RAMÍREZ from Refinery 29 and Las Vegas Sun here are some options to help those impacted by the shooting.
This morning United Blood Services started taking donations at two locations: 6930 W. Charleston in Las Vegas or 601 Whitney Ranch Drive in Henderson. If you are in the Las Vegas area and would like to donate the below locations are taking blood as well.
The Clark County Commission Chairman, Steve Sisolak, started The Las Vegas Victims Fund on Go Fund Me and has raised $935,283 with a of $2.0M goal. The funds will be used to fund relief and help families in their time of need. Donate at: www.gofundme.com/dr2ks2-las-vegas-victims-fund.
If you would like to volunteer for the Red Cross for this gruesome event the volunteer page is located here: http://www.redcross.org/volunteer/become-a-volunteer#step1
Register with Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada https://www.vmsn.org/volunteers/new-and-returning-volunteers. The registration form is located here: https://app.betterimpact.com/Application/?OrganizationGuid=ab06a415-f581-4bc4-816d-f051658c56f0&ApplicationFormNumber=1
Locating love ones
Contact Metro Police at 1-866-535-5654 to track down loved ones. There’s a family reunification center at Metro’s headquarters, 400 S. Martin Luther King Blvd. Facebook has a safety check-in and crisis response page, which you can access by clicking here.
Airline to help
Allegiant, which is headquartered in Las Vegas, is offering to help families of victims. Those who need to fly to or from Las Vegas can contact the airline at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Authorities seek photo, video
The FBI in Las Vegas is asking the public to turn in videos or photos of the shooting by calling 1-800-255-5324.
Magellan Health Inc. has free, 24-hour crisis line for victims of the shooting at 1-800-327-7451.
In a time of coming together to rebuild our country after the hurricanes the US bonds together again for those impacted by this horrific mass shooting. As more information for volunteering and donating come in I will keep you all updated on what we can do to help the victims.
Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to all victims and families.
Source: CNN, ANDREA GONZÁLEZ-RAMÍREZ from Refinery 29, Las Vegas Sun, Go Fund Me, ABC, CNBC