Despite the sunshine and cooler fall weather, it has been a couple of dark days in Las Vegas. We are all saddened and dumbfounded by the Sunday night tragedy on our Las Vegas Strip, where a crowd of more than 20,000 had gathered for the Route 91 Harvest Festival. The Las Vegas shooting was the worst massacre in modern U.S. history, with nearly 60 people losing their lives and more than 480 injured.
In the midst of the mass shooting and in the hours and days immediately afterwards, incredible stories of heroism and selflessness flowed on media outlets and social networks. Brave souls helped save the injured and provided cover to those still threatened. Passersby turned their vehicles into makeshift medical transport units, taking the injured to area hospitals. First responders, doctors, nurses and other medical staff left home and families to report to work within minutes of hearing about the tragedy. Lines of donors formed in the middle of the night at local blood banks. It was all hands on deck, coming together to provide compassion and help to those in desperate circumstances.
The generosity of our community continues to shine, and many are asking what else they can do. Below are a few resources if you or someone you care for needs more information or would like to help:
MGM Resorts (Mandalay Bay) hotline for victims, their family members and any others who were impacted by this Las Vegas shooting: 702.692.2300 or 888.634.7111
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police hotline for locating family members or friends: 800.536.9488
Additional Las Vegas Metropolitan Police victim and family assistance resources:
- For local Las Vegas residents, call 3-1-1 if you are a witness and have information to assist the investigation or you were a victim of the shooting.
- For out-of-state residents, call 702.828.3111 if you are a witness and have information to assist the investigation or you were a victim of the shooting.
FBI Victim Assistance to complete a victim questionnaire or supply photos or videos related to the shooting: 800.CALL.FBI or tips.fbi.gov
Las Vegas Victims’ Fund (GoFundMe account): https://www.gofundme.com/dr2ks2-las-vegas-victims-fund
National Compassion Fund: Donate $10 to directly support the immediate and long-term needs of victims of the October 1st shooting in Las Vegas by texting Vegas to 20222
Nevada Victims of Crime Program for a variety of assistance for victims and their families: voc.nv.gov
Blood donations: Give the gift of life with your blood and blood product donation. United Blood Services has three collection sites. Please be sure to call to find out the latest needs and schedule your donation time.
West Charleston Donor Center
6930 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89117
Green Valley Donor Center
601 Whitney Ranch Dr.
Bldg. D, Suite 20
Henderson, NV 89014
Northwest Donor Center
4950 W. Craig Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89130
Richard Harris Law Firm, Here to Help:
As you can imagine, there will be a lengthy period of investigation of multiple sites, and it will be quite a while before answers are available for the many questions all of us are asking. As bystanders, it’s hard enough to think about those impacted by this senseless happening. For the victims, those at the concert during the shooting, and their families, they may have another whole series of questions about what they need to do and where they can get help. For now, the Richard Harris Law Firm is contributing to victims’ funds. Our focus is to use our strength of more than 70 team members to support our community in need.
In the coming months, as the investigation ensues, there will be lawsuits to compensate those injured or who lost loved ones at the concert. When that time comes, Richard Harris Law Firm is handling these injury and wrongful death cases. Read more about how we can represent you or your loved ones. If you need help, please call us at 702.444.4444.