Late Sunday night on October 1st, a great tragedy occurred on the Las Vegas strip in Nevada—a 64-year-old gunman opened fire from his hotel room at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. After firing several shots below, he reportedly killed himself.
The attack was aimed at attendees of a country music festival. According to the Associated Press, the death and injury toll continues to rise with at least 58 people now pronounced dead and over 500 others injured as a result of the attack.
This has been declared as the deadliest mass shooting in history, which ISIS later claimed responsibility for on Monday. However, this claim has not yet been confirmed by U.S. authorities due to lack of evidence.
Following the tragic shooting, Las Vegas authorities are making an urgent request from members of their local community. According to Fox News, the city is in desperate need of blood donations as many victims from the attack have lost massive amounts of blood.
During a press conference, Governor Brian Sandoval stressed the need for blood, and one county sheriff begged for those who have the ability to donate blood to contribute. Blood donations could help save many lives.
The Oakland Raiders, an NFL professional football team set to officially move to Las Vegas within the next few years, took to Twitter to share several locations accepting blood donations in the area. Locations are spread throughout Las Vegas, Reno, Carson City, Sparks, and Henderson Nevada.
The Raiders also shared a GoFundMe page, which is providing financial support for the victims affected by this horrible tragedy. The campaign has already raised over $700,000 but is hoping to raise at least $1 million.
Please continue to pray for the victims and their families of the Las Vegas shooting during this difficult time. Share your thoughts and prayers in our Facebook comments.
Prayer: Father in Heaven, please comfort those who have experienced a great loss today; wrap them in your never-ending love and peace. Please be with those who have been injured, bring them healing, and reveal Yourself to them. God, during this time, minimize the difference in politics and religion from becoming the focus, and simply bring America to your attention. We love you and praise you in advance. Amen.
In related news, Hillary Clinton made a huge mistake in her response to the Las Vegas shooting.