Families of Las Vegas shooting victims to begin receiving payments

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FILE – In this Oct. 3, 2017, file photo, personal belongings and debris litters the Route 91 Harvest festival grounds across the street from the Mandalay Bay resort and casino in Las Vegas. A $31.5 million victims’ fund that started as an online GoFundMe effort plans to pay $275,000 to families of the 58 people […]

The Las Vegas Victims Fund on Monday will begin distributing payments to the families of the victims of the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival last October. The group says they will distribute 100 percent of the over $30 million raised after the tragedy.

The group says they will start with a payment of $275,000 for the families of the 58 people killed that day. They also plan to pay 147 victims who were injured in the shooting between $17,500 and $200,000 depending on the length of their hospital stay.

Ten victims who suffered permanent paralysis or brain damage will also receive $275,000.

Nearly 100,000 people have contributed to the fund through various outlets including GoFundMe and the Southern Nevada gaming, tourism and entertainment industry.

The proceeds from the Vegas Strong benefit concert and apparel sales have been an important source of donations. The GoFundMe alone has raised nearly $12 million. 

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