Jus­tice gives Cal­i­for­nia $8.3M for Ve­gas vic­tims

The Tribune (SLO) - - Insight -

The U.S. Jus­tice De­part­ment is giv­ing $8.3 mil­lion to Cal­i­for­nia to help vic­tims of the 2017 mass shoot­ing on the Las Ve­gas Strip where a gun­man opened fire on a coun­try mu­sic fes­ti­val.

The award was an­nounced Thurs­day in Los An­ge­les.

Of­fi­cials have es­ti­mated that nearly half the con­cert at­ten­dees were Cal­i­for­ni­ans, in­clud­ing 35 of the 58 peo­ple killed and about 200 of nearly 900 who were in­jured.

The money will be given to a Cal­i­for­nia vic­tim com­pen­sa­tion board for vic­tims’ ser­vices, sup­port groups and the cre­ation of a vir­tual vic­tim re­siliency cen­ter.

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