LAS VEGAS (CBS SF) – On Sunday, October 1st, at least 58 lives were taken and 515 more were injured when a gunman opened fire from inside the Mandalay Bay Hotel into a crowd of over 22,000. Making the tragedy at the Route 91 Harvest Festival the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
Our hearts go out to the victims, their families and friends of this unspeakable tragedy. KPIX 5, KCBS and CBS SF Bay Area sends our sympathy, our thoughts and our love to Las Vegas and to everyone touched by this terrible and senseless act of violence.
How You Can Help Las Vegas Victims:
Las Vegas Victim’s Fund: Clark County Commission Chair, Steve Sisolak has set up a crowdfunding effort to help the victims of the tragic Las Vegas shooting. The funds will be used to provide relief and financial support to the victims and their families of the horrific mass shooting. At last check, they have surpassed their initial goal of $2.5 million thanks to the 41,746 people who help raise these funds in 20 hours. But every little bit helps, so they have extended goal to $3.5 million. Click here to visit their GoFundMe account for details.
Donate Blood: Blood is always needed. The long lines at the donation centers in and around the city of Las Vegas proved that heroes do exist. Blood may not be in short supply, but the hospitals all over Clark County, Nevada needs to be able to look to other resources. Check with these Bay Area blood banks on how you can help.
American Red Cross
1663 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Blood Centers of the Pacific
250 Bush St #136
San Francisco, CA 94104
270 Masonic Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118
1301 Harbor Bay Pkwy #200
Alameda, CA 94502