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Loved ones mourn victims of Las Vegas shooting attack

This photo provided by Marissa Nino shows a spring, 2017 self-portrait by her cousin Karessa Royce, 22, lower right, and her friend Pam Rios in Las Vegas. When Royce was wounded in the mass shooting in Las Vegas Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, Rios rushed her to an ambulance which took her to a hospital. She was shot in the shoulder and is in intensive care following surgery for a collapsed lung, but is expected to survive. (Marissa Nino/Karessa Royce via AP)
October 03, 2017 - 3:47 AM

At least 59 concert-goers never made it home after a gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel onto a crowd of more than 22,000 below at a country music festival.

They were school teachers and youth football coaches, real estate agents and local business owners.

They were parents, siblings, husbands, wives, neighbours and friends.

Details emerged Monday about the lives of those who died, as well as countless more who were injured. Friends waited for text messages that never came, families learned the worst from hospitals and local authorities. In a few cases, families still frantically searched Monday night for news. Many have launched fundraising campaigns for the families left behind, while others have vowed to start scholarship funds in their loved ones' names.

News from © The Associated Press, 2017
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