US Gives $A23M to Vegas Shooting Survivors

The US government is allocating nearly $US17 million ($A23 million) to help people affected by the Las Vegas Strip mass shooting that became the deadliest in the nation’s modern history.

The money from the Justice Department will defray costs of counselling, therapy, rehabilitation, trauma recovery and legal aid for thousands of people affected by the October 1, 2017, massacre.

US Gives $A23M to Vegas Shooting Survivor

Fifty-eight people died and more than 850 were injured when gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire from a high-rise hotel into an open-air country music concert crowd of 22,000 people.

The grant will help victims, family members, medical personnel, first responders, concert staff, vendors and witnesses as an effort to help Las Vegas heal.

A committee overseeing the state fund created a protocol to make payments on a scale to more than 530 people.

Relatives of those killed and people whose injuries left them with permanent brain damage or paralysis received the maximum $US275,000 ($A376,500).

Smaller sums were given to those who were taken to hospital or received medical care on an emergency or outpatient basis in the days after the shooting.

A motive for the shooting has not been found.

An FBI report incorporating a behavioural analysis of shooter Paddock is expected by year’s end.

Las Vegas police are still making weekly releases of video clips from hundreds of officers who responded to the shooting under court order in an open records lawsuit filed by The Associated Press and several other media organisations.

The grant will help victims, family members, medical personnel, first responders, concert staff, vendors and witnesses as an effort to help Las Vegas heal.

A committee overseeing the state fund created a protocol to make payments on a scale to more than 530 people.

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