By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):
Sources: City of Las Vegas and Clark County, Nevada Government (Information):
Pictures: City of Las Vegas and Clark County, Nevada Government (Courtesy):
Las Vegas, Nevada: People from around the community gathered for a morning and evening services on Friday, October 1st, 2021 to remember the victims of the deadly mass shooting attack during the Route 91 Harvest music festival that occurred 4 years ago today as well as give thanks to the heroes who helped save lives that night.
On Sunday, October 1st, 2017, a gunman began shooting from a room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel onto innocent people attending the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The gunman took the lives of 58 people and wounding 851 people, some from gunshots and some from people running for safety.
The gunman, a 64 year old male from Mesquite, Nevada, was found dead in his room from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The gunman’s motive remains officially undetermined, but his deadly shooting attack on innocent lives shocked not only the city, but a nation.
Live Broadcast: Clark County, Nevada Government via YouTube (Courtesy)
Friday morning, a Sunrise Remembrance was held at the Government Center Amphitheater along with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Clark County Fire Department, the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center and many others.
The service included a terrific speech from Dee Ann Hyatt, her brother Kurt Von Tillow was one of the angels we lost 4 years ago.
Matt Sky, a local musician who did a wonderful job performing “Four Years After,” a song about the Las Vegas shooting created and composed by Mark R. Johnson and Grammy winner Alan Parsons.
Matt Sky also did a great job with his rendition of Amazing Grace set to pictures of those we lost.
Tonight we remember each person we lost as a result of the attack at the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert on #1October.@mayoroflasvegas & @TDavidRigg1958 will read the names. A bell will toll and a candle will be lit in remembrance.#VegasStrong https://t.co/JOB465D5Rt
— City of Las Vegas (@CityOfLasVegas) October 2, 2021
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Friday evening, a special remembrance ceremony was held at the Las Vegas Community Healing Garden in remembrance of those who were killed on October 1.
Las Vegas City Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman and Communications Director David Riggleman will read the names well a bell will toll and a candle will be lit in remembrance for each person.
May we never forget all of the victims we lost during the deadly mass shooting attack during the Route 91 Harvest music festival, may we always give thanks everyday to all of our emergency responders and volunteers who rushed towards danger to help save lives; may we never be divided and always remember to be Las Vegas Strong.