n Friday we will mark the fourth anniversary of the Oct. 1, 2017, mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest festival on the Las Vegas Strip. The carnage took 60 lives, left many hundreds more injured and traumatized thousands of survivors – including an untold number of local residents. Anytime we report on this horrific event, it creates powerful feelings among the Review-Journal’s readership.
I know this because many of you have shared your feelings with me over the past four years. And a whole lot of you have told me you don’t want to read about the bloodshed of Oct. 1 ever again.
People in our newsroom have dealt with their own grief from covering this story. We’ve watched hundreds of hours of police body camera footage from that frightening night. We’ve attended dozens of funerals. We’ve spoken with survivors who suffered devastating physical and psychological trauma. And we've told the stories of two brave women who died years after they were shot that night, increasing the death toll from 58 to 60.
It has always been, and will always be, an incredibly difficult story to tell.
However, we’ve also covered the immeasurable goodwill that resulted from this horrific event. To this day, Las Vegas survivors persevere, look out for one another and honor the fallen in deeply moving ways. Their stories of courage and kindness are worth telling. They remind us of how our worst nightmare brought out the very best in this community.
The memories of the Oct. 1 shooting will always hurt. But we mustn’t forget what they’ve taught us. That’s why we continue to write about Oct. 1.
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman helped honor the victims of the 2017 Route 91 Harvest festival shooting by reading their names aloud during a ceremony Friday night.
The fourth annual 1 October Sunrise Remembrance ceremony was held on Friday at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater in downtown Las Vegas.
As the fourth anniversary of the deadly shooting on the Las Vegas Strip approaches, most of the victims have received a settlement from MGM Resorts.
Mynda Smith, sister of victim Neysa Tonks, visited the Las Vegas Community Healing Garden on Thursday to honor victims of the mass shooting that occurred four years ago.
A quilt is warm, soft, inviting, something a grieving family member or still-struggling concertgoer can literally wrap themselves in. And if it’s a handmade quilt, it carries with it the good emotional vibes of its creator.
The foundation was set up by survivors of the mass shooting who are working to provide equestrian and trauma therapy for those with post-traumatic stress disorder.
A virtual remembrance ceremony for Spanish speakers was one of several #VegasStronger activities held to honor victims and survivors of the Route 91 Harvest festival tragedy.
Dozens of first responders held hands and bowed their heads in front of an ambulance bay to remember the Route 91 shooting three years ago Thursday.
The ceremony will mark the third year Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman has read the names of the victims at the healing garden downtown.
The Raiders paid their respects Thursday to those affected by the Route 91 Harvest festival shooting.
Nevada’s two senators led an outpouring of sympathy and support Thursday for the victims, survivors, families and first responders of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.
“Now I don’t have this weird feeling of being in limbo, wondering where my family fits in all of this,” said the daughter of the 59th victim.
As more and more Americans live through mass shootings such as the Route 91 attack, a Nashville nonprofit has created a residential treatment program for survivors.
Las Vegas will pause Thursday to remember the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history during several events planned to observe the third anniversary of the Oct. 1, 2017, attack.
Metropolitan police detailed plans Thursday for a new training center to help officers prepare for active-shooter events and other complex threats to public safety.
For the past three years, Alicia Soto has traveled back to the city where her life was changed forever.
Tattoo artists from all over the country donated their time and skills to cover survivors’ physical, mental or emotional wounds through tattooing.
Gov. Steve Sisolak issued a proclamation making Oct. 1 “Vegas Strong Day in Nevada” and ordered that all Nevada flags be flown at half-staff at all public buildings.