Update: Las Vegas Victims’ Fund Secures Nearly $3 Million in Less Than 24 Hours on GoFundMe

Less than 24 hours after Clark County Commission Chair, Steve Sisolak, launched the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund on GoFundMe, the initiative has raised nearly $3 million from more than 43,000 donors.

As previously reported, the shooting took place on Sunday evening during the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas while country star Jason Aldean was performing. The alleged shooter, who was identified as Stephen Paddock, fired at the crowd from his room at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, killing nearly 60 and injuring hundreds of concert goers. Sisolak revealed:

“We are raising funds to assist the victims of the tragic Las Vegas shooting. I spent last night with Sheriff Lombardo at Clark County’s only level-one trauma center. Funds will be used to provide relief and financial support to the victims and families of the horrific Las Vegas mass shooting.”

Aldean shared:

“Tonight has been beyond horrific. I still dont know what to say but wanted to let everyone know that Me and my Crew are safe. My Thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved tonight. It hurts my heart that this would happen to anyone who was just coming out to enjoy what should have been a fun night.”

According to CBS News, FBI special agent, Aaron Rouse, explained investigators found no connection with any international terrorist group, despite previous reports that stated ISIS was claiming responsibility for the shooting.  Las Vegas Metro Police also noted that Paddock was the only shooter involved. The alleged accomplice, Marilou Danley, has been interviewed and she was not in Las Vegas during the shooting.

The campaign has raised its funding target from $2 million to $3.5 million.

 


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