Survivors mark 1 years since Las Vegas shooting

U.S. & World

One year has passed since a concert in Las Vegas became the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

Fifty-eight people were killed and hundreds of others hurt in the attack on a country music festival in Las Vegas.

Mynda Smith’s sister was killed in the shooting.

“There are still 55 children without a parent. Wives, husbands, parents, families and friends are without their loved ones. People are still battling physical wounds while others are battling mental wounds,” Smith said.

Fifty-eight doves were released at a memorial ceremony in Vegas. One dove for each person killed.

Monday night, the Vegas strip, famous for its casinos and incredible lights went dark as a tribute to the victims, CNN reported.

The names of those 58 who died will be read beginning at 10:05 Pacific Daylight Time, marking the moment a gunman inside the Mandalay Bay Hotell began firing on the crowd at the music festival.

People from all over are doing what they can to honor the lives that were lost, including Greg Zanis, who founded the nonprofit “Crosses for Losses.”

Zanis makes a cross for each of the 58 who died and displays the crosses under the famous Las Vegas sign.

“A year is really tough time because they’ve gone through every birthday without their loved one. They’ve gone through the holidays without them,” Zanis said.

Officials say they still don’t know why the gunman, Stephen Paddock, a reclusive high-stakes gambler, fired more than 1,000 bullets at the concert crowd.

The shooter took his own life before they could apprehend him.

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