n Sunday we will mark the sixth 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 six 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.
County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a design for the Forever One Memorial, which will honor the dozens who died and hundreds who were injured at the Route 91 Harvest festival.
The 1 October Memorial Committee is expected to recommend a memorial design to the Clark County Board of Commissioners.
The Lahaina fire was not the first time Maui Police Chief John Pelletier has dealt with a massive loss of life. He was part of the department that, six years earlier, responded to the deadliest mass shooting in history.
Like other proposals, the chosen design emphasizes 58 of the victims, rather than all 60 who died as a result of their gunshot wounds.
A Las Vegas probate attorney spent nearly 5½ years helping coordinate the distribution of money from the estate of the Oct. 1, 2017, mass shooter to the families of those he murdered.
Jimmy Nixon spent 16 years in prison for fraud, and he’s changed his account of when and how he met Stephen Paddock several times.
All property owned by Stephen Paddock, who killed dozens of Las Vegas concertgoers in 2017, has been sold and all of his guns were destroyed or taken out of circulation by the FBI.
The FBI released 600 pages of documents related to its Las Vegas mass shooting investigation, but the names of nearly everyone involved were redacted.
Handwritten letters sent to Paddock before the Route 91 Harvest festival shooting suggest that he had discussed his plans with an ex-convict.
One gambler told the FBI that Stephen Paddock, who opened fire on concertgoers on Oct. 1, 2017, killing 60, was “very upset at the way casinos were treating him.”
One of the finalists chosen to create the 1 October memorial is holding a community brainstorming session.
MHA Nation plans to invest in its North Dakota reservation, while also honoring the Oct. 1 memorial on the former Route 91 Harvest Festival concert site.
MGM Resorts International has sold the Village, which includes most of the site of the 2017 Route 91 Harvest Festival, to the Three Affiliated Tribes of North Dakota, the company announced Friday.
Public input and community feedback will be among the priorities as the committee picks a team to memorialize the Route 91 Harvest festival shooting.
New scholarships were announced Thursday to support those affected by the mass shooting that occurred on Oct. 1, 2017.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away two legal challenges to a Trump-era regulation banning bump stocks.
Brittany Castrejon and Jorge Gonzalez-Calvillo were married at a ceremony at Revere Golf Club in Henderson.
Politicians, survivors and victims’ families gathered together to shed tears and share hugs on the fifth anniversary of the mass shooting, which killed 60 and injured hundreds.
I was in a media tent processing photos from the day’s concert when I heard the sounds that many of us will never forget.
A judge has ordered the destruction of the majority of the weapons used and owned by the gunman who murdered dozens in the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting.