It has been just six months since the closing night of the Route 91 Harvest festival, when 58 concertgoers were killed and hundreds more were injured by a sniper on the Strip. The grief is still fresh. The pain still pulses.
While the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority was celebrated for its role in the weeks immediately following the Oct. 1 shooting, that isn’t likely to be the case when it comes to memorializing the tragedy and building a permanent tribute to the victims and heroes.
Fifty-eight red roses, one for each person killed in the Oct. 1 shooting in Las Vegas, were raised toward the sky Sunday evening a vigil attended by about 300 people at the south end of the Strip to commemorate six months since their loved ones were killed and hundreds more injured.
The vigil, to be held near the site of the largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, will honor the survivors and the 58 people killed at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival on Oct. 1.
Volunteers are helping the broad array of Oct. 1 memorial items take a permanent place in the Clark County Museum.
Nearly five months after the Route 91 Harvest festival shooting, Southern Nevadans continue to channel their grief through mementos.
The widow of a man who died in the Route 91 Harvest festival shooting in Las Vegas was honored Sunday in a pregame ceremony by the Tennessee Titans.
Huddled in a semi-circle at the lip of the stage, Boyz II Men wrangled in song with the feelings that so many of the crowd members before them have been struggling to process.
Tourists visited the Route 91 Harvest memorial site at the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign on the Las Vegas Strip on Monday after 58 crosses erected in honor of the Oct. 1 shooting victims were removed and transported to the Clark County Museum on Sunday.
People have through Saturday to view the collection of crosses and other items — stuffed animals, cards, photos, banners — left in memory of victims of the Route 91 Harvest festival shooting at their original location near the Las Vegas welcome sign.