MGM To Convert Vegas Shooting Site Into Community Center

MGM To Convert Vegas Shooting Site Into Community Center

MGM Resorts International has said that it would convert the Route 91 Harvest music festival grounds into a community and athletic center and use a part of the site to develop a parking lot.

The community center would come up on the Las Vegas Village which witnessed on the worst mass shootings killing 58 people and leaving 400 wounded back on Oct 1, 2017. The incident took place during the Route 91 Harvest music festival.

“The south end of the area will be used as parking space for events at Allegiant Stadium, which hosts games for both the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels and the Las Vegas Raiders, who will be moving from Oakland for the 2020 NFL season,” reports Las Vegas Review-Journal.

“We know that for many, the Village property will forever be linked to the tragic loss of life that took place there on October 1st,” MGM said in a statement released Tuesday.

“We will never forget the victims and all of those impacted by that evening. As the second anniversary nears, we remain committed to being part of the community effort to continue healing and moving forward.”

“Over the coming weeks and months, there will be construction activity near the property to ensure the safety of pedestrians crossing the street toward the stadium,” the statement read.

“We will share plans for the community and athletic center as they advance. We will also support the future community effort around a permanent, public memorial when that process begins.”

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