Dimmed lights, somber tributes on Vegas shooting anniversary
The marquees on the glimmering Las Vegas Strip dimmed their lights for three minutes Monday night as officials slowly read the 58 names of the people killed one year earlier in the country’s deadliest mass shooting in modern history.
The names were recited before a silent crowd punctuated by sobs shortly after 10:05 p.m., nearly the exact time that a gunman in a tower suite at the Mandalay Bay opened fire on the crowd of 22,000.
The ceremony ended a somber day of events reuniting survivors and the family members of those killed at last year’s country music festival.
Hours earlier, the victims’ families, survivors and elected officials marked the anniversary of the tragedy by placing roses on a tribute wall and dedicating a downtown memorial garden.