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MASS SHOOTING: A look inside the Family Assistance Center

Posted at 12:00 PM, Oct 06, 2017

The Family Assistance Center at the Las Vegas Convention Center is open for anybody who needs help after Sunday's shooting.  

"This is structured to be a very supportive, nurturing, and I think healing place," says Dan Mosley, with the American Red Cross.

Officials are calling it a one-stop shop for anybody who needs help.  The Family Assistance Center at the Las Vegas Convention Center was first set up to assist the families of those who were killed in Sunday's shooting.  Now, they're opening their doors to survivors and their families.  

It's filled with booths offering help, with everything from AirBNB to the FBI.  

Personal items left behind at the music festival will start rolling in in the next couple days, once the police process them. 

It's something the city and first responders never thought they'd have to put together.  Cities who have suffered through other mass shootings, including San Bernardino and Orlando, immediately flew in to help set up the assistance center. 

"We joined a group we never wanted to join," says Chief Steinbeck with Clark County Fire Department.  "There's a responsibility to make sure the next community receives the benefit of your experiences." 

Doors will be open to victims, survivors, and their families everyday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. until further notice.  

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