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Motive Still Unclear While Las Vegas Boulevard Memorial Grows

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    The memorials to the victims killed at the country music festival Sunday in Las Vegas continue to grow.

    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017)

    While the search for a motive continues, a memorial to victims killed in Sunday's massacre grows on Las Vegas Boulevard.

    Both locals and tourists have been stopping by to say a prayer, light a candle and write messages across the street from where the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival was held.

    "Pay my respects and show my condolences to friends, families, and victims," said tourist Steve Zychal.

    "Just to support, make a little sign... do what we could," said Josana Elise, of Las Vegas. "It felt like we did our part."

    Memorial Grows for Victims in Vegas

    [NECN] Memorial Grows for Victims in Vegas

    While a search for a motive is still unclear, a memorial to victims killed in Sunday's massacre continues to grow on Las Vegas Boulevard.

    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017)

    Fifty-eight people were killed and more than 500 were injured when a gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.

    Peggy Eckman, who grew up in Las Vegas, had planned to buy tickets to the festival. She has friends who attended the show and learned one friend was injured.

    "It's very eerie, surreal feeling. To think that could have been us... our family that could have been there that night, running for our lives seeing others get harmed, not knowing whether they were all OK," Eckman said while visiting the memorial.

    Days later, people who attended the music festival have returned — some with concert wristbands in hand — looking for an ear to help work through an unspeakable tragedy.

    "You come here to have fun. Everyone is just sad. It's like... wow," said Jayla Olson, of Las Vegas.

    One group from San Bernadino California, which saw its own mass shooting, came to help.

    "They need comfort, they need prayer. They need somebody just to be held," said Robert Lucas, of San Bernadino.

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