Death Toll In Route 91 Massacre Rises to 60

Death Toll In Route 91 Massacre Rises to 60

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Las Vegas is marking the third anniversary of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak told a sunrise ceremony Thursday that victims and families “will forever be in our hearts.” The names of the 60 dead are slated to be read at a nighttime memorial at the time the shooting started. President Donald Trump’s press secretary marked the date by saying the victims and their families were in their prayers today. Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden issued a statement describing the shooting “an act of pure malice” and calling the state “resilient.”

An unidentified woman cries during a ceremony Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, on the anniversary of the mass shooting three years earlier in Las Vegas. The ceremony was held for survivors and victim’s families of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. (AP Photo/John Locher)