Nov 19, 2019

Las Vegas mass shooting claims 59th victim, two years on

Tags bearing the names of those killed in a massacre almost two years ago are attached to a chain-link fence with paper clips outside the Las Vegas Village

Tags outside Las Vegas Village bearing the names of those killed in the 2017 massacre. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

California woman Kimberly Gervais has become the 59th person to die from injuries sustained in the Las Vegas shooting massacre, a coroner confirmed in a statement on Monday.

Why it matters: The shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, which occurred when a gunman opened fire from his Mandalay Bay hotel room before killing himself, is the deadliest in modern U.S. history.

  • Gervais, 57, Mira Loma, was among 527 people injured in the attack. The San Bernardino County Sheriff Coroner's Department said she sustained spinal injuries during the incident "and was convalescing at a nursing facility" before she died in the Redlands Community Hospital on Friday.

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