LAS VEGAS, Nev. (KSNV) – A sunrise ceremony Thursday morning marks three years since the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas.
Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo told the small crowd the death toll from the shooting has been increased to 60.
Two additional people have died from injuries suffered when a gunman opened fire on a music festival crowd on October 1, 2017.
Governor Steve Sisolak said memories from that horrible day remain fresh. “Today we honor and remember everyone involved that helped us get through those tragic times,” he said. “The first responders, the front-line health care workers, the people who volunteered and brought food, brought water, tried to help our first responders and our medical professionals as we got through it.”
Sheriff Lombardo said, “The heroic actions and lives lost that night will never be forgotten. This year’s remembrance is smaller, unfortunately, due to the unprecedented impacts of COVID-19. Three years have passed since I stood before you and the public and spoke about the worst human loss in the community and the United States has ever known at the hands of a single suspect. The thoughts of that tragic night and its aftermath still brings back painful emotions. The shock and the confusion. It does not fade from one’s memory.”
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