Pulse Survivors React to Las Vegas Shooting

06 October, 2017, 00:52 | Author: Grady King
  • The Mandalay Bay on the Las Vegas Strip. The dark lot to the right is the location of the Route 91 Harvest concert

Moulton, who also refused to take a moment of silence following the Pulse nightclub shooting previous year, implied that such actions only become an excuse for inaction, and while some applauded the politician's move, others called it disrespectful and heartless.

At least 58 people were killed and 515 injured at an outdoor country music festival when a gunman opened fire on the crowd from a 32nd-floor hotel room on the Las Vegas strip, according to Las Vegas police. The Pulse massacre was the most violent hate crime against LGBTQ people in American history & now, has been eclipsed as the largest mass shooting on American soil by a single gunman. By Monday morning, it had become clear this was America's deadliest mass shooting in history.

Survivors of the Pulse Nightclub attack are responding to Sunday's Las Vegas massacre with words of support.

It was after the Orlando shooting Clark promised to never participate in any more moments of silence - or as she calls them - "empty gestures".

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Vigil participants lit candles arranged with the initials of Las Vegas and a heart.

Gays Against Guns, an organization set up in the wake of the Pulse attack to fight for stronger gun laws, said they were "heartbroken" after news of the Vegas shooting broke.

"What we want to do is kind of, want to pay forward what the Boston survivors did for us". We must be there to hold them up. Orlando's experience, Dyer says, can help Las Vegas in the coming days, months and years. The group has been going to gun shows to talk with participants about the effects of gun violence and confronting politicians who resist further gun restrictions. "We stand ready to assist the people of Las Vegas as they navigate the aftermath of this tragedy and begin the healing process".

"We are thinking of all of those affected by the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas", Police Chief John Mina said in a statement. "This community, and the men women of OPD, know all too well the anguish that is gripping the residents, visitors and law enforcement community in Las Vegas".

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Speaking to NBC News, Pulse survivor Patience Carter said: "My first reaction was to cry".

They hope they can help in just a small way, to lessen the pain.

Since Pulse, ORMC doctors and staff have given dozens of presentations to other trauma units around the country about what they learned from Orlando's mass casualty event.

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