Las Vegas shooting victims awarded $16.7 million in federal aid

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Friday, November 30, 2018
Vegas shooting victims to get $16.7M in federal aid
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Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker says more than $16.7 million dollars will be given to the victims of the Las Vegas shooting.

CINCINNATI (KGO) -- Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker says more than $16.7 million dollars will be given to the victims of the Las Vegas shooting, as well as first responders.[br /][br /][b]RELATED: [url HREF="https://abc7news.com/who-are-the-victims-of-las-vegas-mass-shooting/2479122/" TARGET="" REL=""]These are the victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting[/url][/b][br /][br /]Whitaker made the announcement Friday at a news conference in Cincinnati, Ohio.[br /][Ads /][br /]Fifty-eight people were killed and more than 600 were hurt when a gunman opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Oct. 1, 2017.[br /][br /][br /][b]RELATED: [url HREF="https://abc7news.com/mgm-sues-vegas-shooting-victims-in-push-to-avoid-liability/3777297/" TARGET="" REL=""]MGM Resorts sues victims of 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas in push to avoid liability[/url][/b][br /][br /]The Justice Department says the money can be used to help pay for counseling, therapy, rehabilitation, trauma recovery and legal aid.[br /][br /][br /][Ads /][br /][b]RELATED: [url HREF="https://abc7news.com/las-vegas-shooting-police-bodycam-video-released/3421000/[br /]" TARGET="" REL=""]Las Vegas Shooting: Police bodycam video released[/url][/b][br /][br /]"We cannot undo the harm that was done on that awful day but we are doing everything we can and digging deep into our pockets to help Las Vegas heal," said Whitaker.[br /][twitter ID="1068535168456110082" /]