On October 1, 2017, at 10:05 p.m., a gunman opened fire on 22,000 country music fans attending the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was the final night of the concert during Jason Aldean's performance, when gunfire erupted from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel onto concertgoers in the festival.
15 minutes. Over 1,100 rounds fired. 58 passed and thousands were injured, in what is now known as the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. History. 87 children lost a parent that night. Approximately 70% of those children, were under the age of 21.
58 Strong Founder, Melissa Williams, is a survivor of the shooting. Melissa created 58 Strong, a 501c3 California Nonprofit corporation, to assist the minor children that lost a parent in the shooting.