LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo announced Thursday he has officially increased the number of people killed during the Route 91 Harvest Festival from 58 to 60. Two women — Kim Gervais — Samanta Arjune — who were injured at the festival died in the past year.
Sheriff Lombardo made the announcement at the end of the Sunrise Remembrance ceremony at the Clark County Government Center Thursday morning.
The ceremony began Thursday morning began with singing and several speakers including Governor Steve Sisolak, Sheriff Lombardo and Albert Rivera, the father of a 21-year-old woman killed at the concert.
There was also a moving video with the victims’s photos and a minute of silence to remember all who lost their lives three years ago in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
Due to this week’s change in Sisolak’s emergency directive, 250 people were allowed to attend the event at Clark County Government Center located at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. Face coverings and social distancing will be required.
A reading of the names ceremony will take place in the evening at 7 p.m. as the Las Vegas Healing Garden. It’s not open to the public this year.
Mayor Carolyn Goodman will read the names of the victims and a bell will toll and candles lit in their memory.