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Las Vegas shooting: How you can help

04 October 2017

The shooting tragedy in Las Vegas hit close to home, quite literally, for the UFC.

A GoFundMe started by Nevada gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak has already raised more than $3 million dollars after being created on Monday. The mass shooting is considered the deadliest in USA history.

Many who were donating their blood Monday said the shooting in Las Vegas that killed dozens and injured hundreds more prompted them to get out and give blood.

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American football team the Oakland Raiders donated $50,000 to the campaign, saying in a statement: "The heart of the Raider Nation goes out to Las Vegas".

The Clark County commission chair in Las Vegas has raised $2.9 million in 19 hours to provide relief and financial support to the families of the victims in the Las Vegas shooting.

Attending a country-music festival, the victims were targeted from a hotel room by the gunman who has since been identified as 64-year-old, Stephen Paddock. He said he does it simply because he has blood other people need.

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Travelers are able to see all routes of Allegiant Air flights to and from Las Vegas on the company's website.

Another way to help shooting victims nationwide is to donate blood regardless of whether you live near Las Vegas or not. "We are in communications with the hospitals in the area to assess addition need for blood and blood product in the event they need them, we will be sending them" said Donor Recruitment Representative Teresa Johnson.

Bonfils Blood Center is ready to send blood to Las Vegas if needed.

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"Our families understand how terrible such a thing can be and they're extremely sympathetic to the families who are going through this now", said Paul Friedman, executive director, Virginia Tech Victims Family Outreach Foundation.

Las Vegas shooting: How you can help