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1 October survivors and family attend vigil to mark 6 months since shooting

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Six months ago, the Las Vegas Valley was shaken and traumatized when a gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay onto thousands of people at the Route 91 Music Festival.

58 people lost their lives in the shooting, and hundreds are still recovering.

The community continues to heal and prove that we are Vegas Strong. Survivors from all over the country returned to Las Vegas to show support and remember those lives we lost.

On Sunday, hundreds of survivors and family members of those killed. The survivors gathered for a walk of remembrance-- a walk that led them back to the place it all began.

Survivors passed the concert venue where their lives changed forever six months ago -- all of them holding one of these glow sticks in honor of those impacted by the tragedy.

These survivors were there when the worst mass shootings in U.S. history unfolded during a country music concert on the Las Vegas strip. The gunfire killed 58 people and wounded more than 400 others.

All of the survivors I've spoken to say they've formed bonds with each other that are unbreakable. Organizers of today's event say they're planning a one-year reunion for all of the survivors in September.As we mark six months since the shooting, officials want to remind the public there's still time to apply for assistance with the Nevada Victims of Crime program.

Victims of the shooting have until October 1, 2018 to apply.

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The program will reimburse victims of the shooting for out of pocket expenses, including medical bills and mental health counseling not covered by insurance.

The application for the Victims of Crime Program is posted on the resiliency center's website. Click here to go to the site.

Big questions related to the shooting remain unanswered. What caused the gunman to go on a shooting rampage, and when will LVMPD release important pieces of evidence to the public?

It's a fight News 3 has taken to court, and one we continue to pursue.

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