n Saturday we will mark the fifth 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 five 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.
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.
An influx of financial support after Oct. 1 has buoyed efforts to ensure completion of a new police training complex.
Those interested in participating may submit creative ideas until Oct. 31. As of Friday, 72 people had submitted ideas.
As the fifth anniversary of the massacre approached, five longtime Metropolitan Police Department officers opened up about what they experienced that night.
Monique Grindler Tagliaferri survived the Las Vegas shooting five years ago, but the panic attacks that followed proved to be deadly for her.
A survivor of the Route 91 Harvest festival shooting is hoping to open a new chapter Saturday by getting married on the fifth anniversary of the worst day of her life.
“11 Minutes,” its title referring to how long the shooting lasted, is intended to be more than a horrific revisitation of a horrific tragedy: its focus is on presenting an intensely personal chronicle of strangers helping strangers.
The Las Vegas Village, site of the Oct. 1, 2017, shooting tragedy, will serve as the site of a permanent memorial for 1 October victims.
After the mass shooting in Las Vegas, bump stocks were banned by federal regulation. But that rule is under challenge, and bump stocks could be legal once more.
Several events are scheduled for Oct. 1 to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the deadliest shooting in U.S. history.
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.