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Sunrise remembrance for Vegas shooting victims

Posted at 9:14 AM, Oct 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-01 13:01:03-04

With the sunrise brightening the horizon over Las Vegas, survivors, families of victims, first-responders and elected officials remembered the lives lost when one year ago when a gunman opened fire on a crowd attending an outdoor country music concert in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Several hundred people gathered at an outdoor amphitheater during an event that began with a prayer and words from Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval.

One year ago today, Stephen Paddock fired assault-style rifles for 11 minutes from 32nd-floor windows of the Mandalay Bay hotel into the concert crowd across the street. w. Police said he then put a pistol in his mouth and killed himself.

Medical examiners later determined that all 58 deaths were from gunshots. Another 413 people were wounded, and police said at least 456 were injured fleeing the carnage.

Here at home, a group of people held a vigil at Acacia Park to honor the lives lost in the tragic Las Vegas shooting last October.

This includes a Colorado group, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety.

Volunteers with the Colorado chapter held a vigil Sunday night for the community to gather and honor the many lives lost that night.

The vigil was held at Acacia Park at 7 p.m.