Las Vegas Mourns One Year Anniversary Of Route 91 Harvest Festival Shooting
By Bill Galluccio
October 1, 2018
The Las Vegas strip will go dark at 10:01 pm on Monday (10/1) night to honor the 58 people who lost their lives and the hundreds of people who were injured when a gunman opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival one year ago. The entire city will be mourning with multiple memorials planned throughout the day.
Hundreds of survivors, along with their families and friends, joined with local officials and first responders for a sunrise memorial service at the Clark County Government Amphitheater, where 58 doves were released into the air.
Later in the morning, a memorial service was held at the newly opened Las Vegas Memorial Garden, where the names of all 58 victims were read aloud. At 6:30 pm there will be another ceremony to dedicate a wall of remembrance at the site.
At 10:05 am PT, all iHeartCountry radio stations joined the country music community and paused for a moment of silence to honor the one-year anniversary of the Route 91 tragedy. The moment lasted for 58 seconds to remember the 58 lives lost and all that were affected.
Jason Aldean, who was performing on stage when the shots rang out, honored the first responders during the iHeartRadio Music Festival.
While the city mourns, officials have yet to uncover a motive for the worst mass shooting in the history of the United States, despite a year-long investigation.
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