n Tuesday we will mark the second anniversary of the Oct. 1, 2017, mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest festival on the Las Vegas Strip. The carnage took 58 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 two years. And a whole lot of you have told me you don’t want to read about the bloodshed of Oct. 1 ever again.
Many 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, and we’ve spoken with survivors who suffered devastating physical and psychological trauma. 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.
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In part two, “Trouble on the Mind,” officers Richard Cole and Brandon Engstrom have rushed to the hospital with a 30-year-old woman who was shot in the head.
Two years after the Oct. 1, 2017, shooting, Mandalay Bay appears to be returning to previous business levels, analysts say.
MGM Resorts International and lawyers representing thousands of people have reached a settlement of between $735 million and $800 million, both sides said Thursday.
Starting at 10:05 p.m. at the Las Vegas Healing Garden, Mayor Carolyn Goodman read the names of the 58 killed during the Las Vegas massacre exactly two years ago.
The Golden Knights hosted first responders, Mandalay Bay employees and others affected by the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting at a closed practice Tuesday.
Members of Congress from Nevada complained that the Senate hasn’t taken up legislation passed by the House aimed at preventing future mass shootings.
The City of North Las Vegas unveiled a new memorial bench on Tuesday morning for the victims of the Las Vegas massacre.
A new garden near the Oct. 1 Healing Garden conceived as a place to share stories.
Design for a 60-foot-tall steel tree incorporates weeping willow-like branches that stretch out in a 30-foot-wide canopy of fiber optic lights.
Joe Robbins stood at the microphone, the sun rising behind him on the second anniversary of the Las Vegas massacre.
Greg Zanis placed 58 crosses near the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign Monday night, an unexpected move after Clark County requested a change of venue.
Nearly two years after being shot at the Route 91 Harvest festival, Luca Iclodean set out to face his fear of working another major music festival.
When two Las Vegas police officers met Jovanna Calzadillas on Oct. 1, 2017, she was a lifeless body in the arms of her husband. The rush to save her was on.
“It’s impossible to know how you’ll react when faced with your own mortality,” says Shannon Zeeman, a survivor of the Oct. 1, 2017, shooting.
Two years after the Las Vegas attack, Strip resorts are still dotted with dead zones that make it impossible for first responders to communicate on their radios.
The Las Vegas Community Garden helped bring a community together and heal following the Route 91 Harvest festival massacre.