LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Mayor Carolyn Goodman says she will mention the additional victims of the 1 October mass shooting during Thursday night’s ceremony at the Healing Garden.
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58 people died on Oct. 1, 2017, when a man opened fire on the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on the Las Vegas Strip.
Since then, those 58 victims have been remembered and honored in a variety of ways.
However, two other people have died as a result of their wounds that night.
57-year-old Kimberly Gervais of Mira Loma, California, and 49-year-old Samanta Arjune of Las Vegas died from what officials call a “delayed death.” Both deaths were classified as homicides.
Gervais died in November 2018. Arjune died May 26, 2020.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has told 13 Action News that it does not plan to change its official count of 58.
Mayor Goodman will be reading the names of the 58 victims once again this year during the ceremony, which is expected to start around 10 p.m., to honor the victims.
Goodman plans to mention the additional two victims when she reads the 58 names.
13 Action News is also including the two women as victims in its reporting.