Justice gives California $8.3M for Vegas victims
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.