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Vice President Mike Pence to visit Las Vegas Saturday following mass shooting

Posted at 1:08 PM, Oct 06, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence will be visiting Las Vegas Saturday to pay his respects to the victims of Sunday's mass shooting.

He is scheduled to participate in the Unity Prayer Walk and will speak at the end of it, around 12:30 p.m., at Las Vegas City Hall. He will be joined by Mayor Carolyn Goodman, other elected officials and faith leaders.

The walk was organized in conjunction with the Mayor’s Faith Initiative as a way for the community to heal following the devastating shooting at the Route 91 concert last weekend. Walkers will set out from four locations, all seven miles from City Hall, singing and praying for healing and unity in Las Vegas, as well as praying for the victims. The walkers will join together at City Hall for the ceremony in chambers.
Following the gathering in chambers a release of doves, one for each of the victims killed on Sunday, will take place on the City Hall plaza.

The prayer walk will begin at 9 a.m. and is scheduled to end around 1 p.m. More details can be found here.

According to Pence's staff, the Unity Prayer Walk is the only event he will attend in Las Vegas. 

Pence is then scheduled to fly home to Indiana and spend Saturday night there before attending a Colts game in Indianapolis Sunday.