A $31.5million victims’ fund that started as a GoFund Me effort announced plans Friday to pay $275,000 to the families of each of the 58 people killed in the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.
The Las Vegas Victims Fund said the maximum $275,000 also will be paid to 10 other people who were paralyzed or suffered permanent brain damage in the October 1 shooting on the Las Vegas Strip.
The full $31.5million will be distributed among the injured and families of the dead, the group said.
The nonprofit posted a chart projecting payments on a scale to a total of 532 people, including more than $10million divided among 147 people who were hospitalized.
The fund includes millions of dollars in corporate donations and tens of thousands of individual donations that ranged in size from $1 to $400,000.
On the night of October 1, 2017, a gunman opened fire on a crowd of concert goers at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada, leaving 58 people dead and 851 injured.
Between 10:05 and 10:15 p.m, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock fired more than 1,100 rounds from his suite on the 32nd floor of the nearby Mandalay Bay hotel.
About an hour after he fired his last shot into the crowd, he was found dead in his room from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
His motive remains unknown.
The aftermath of the October 1 shooting at the Route 91 Harvest festival is seen.
A victim’s fund is preparing to make disbursements to those injured and the families of the dead.