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1 October survivor reacts to Las Vegas shooting settlement

Posted at 8:16 PM, Sep 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-01 02:54:24-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — On the eve of the third anniversary of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, a settlement was reached for the victims' families and those who were injured.

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“The timing is impeccable, it’s one thing to say we’ve reached a settlement, it’s another to pass out the settlement,” Li’Shey Johnson said.

Johnson was hurt both physically and mentally after being trampled in the crowd during the 2017 Route 91 Harvest Festival.

She has been out of work ever since and is still in therapy.

Johnson says the $800 million payout from MGM Resorts International is desperately needed.

“People have lost their homes, cars, jobs, relationships,” she said. “There is nothing set aside for survivors if you can’t pay your rent.”

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Las Vegas attorney Robert Eglet is the lead counsel in the case.

Eglet tells 13 Action News that the courts are about 75% done figuring out how to allocate the money.

The hope is that this will be complete before the end of the year.

“It’s been three years, how will one make it?” Johnson asked.

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