Thousands of ideas offered for Vegas mass shooting memorial


FILE – In this Oct. 1, 2019, file photo, people pray at a makeshift memorial for shooting victims in Las Vegas, on the anniversary of the mass shooting two years earlier. A panel planning a permanent memorial to the October 2017 shooting on the Las Vegas Strip made a nationwide call on Monday, March 1, 2021, for ideas about how best to remember the 58 people killed and thousands affected by the deadliest massacre in modern U.S. history. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — More than 5,100 responses have come in to a panel planning a permanent memorial to the 2017 shooting on the Las Vegas Strip that became the deadliest in modern U.S. history.

Ahead of a deadline on Sunday, Clark County officials said an online questionnaire about the 2017 massacre has drawn responses from Nevada and states including California about where a memorial should be located and other ideas.

The 1 October Memorial Committee wants to identify a location, size, design and funding for a memorial to the 58 people killed that night and at least two others whose later deaths were blamed on their injuries.

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