One man's Las Vegas relief GoFundMe page has already raised over $3 million

People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was hear on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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On Monday, news broke that at least 59 people had been killed and more than 500 injured in a mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert. By Tuesday morning, a GoFundMe page called "The Las Vegas victims fund" had already raised more than $3 million.

The page, created by Las Vegas Clark County Commission Chair Steve Sisolak, had an original goal of $500,000. After an immediate outpouring of support, Sisolak raised his goal and the new one was also surpassed.

Sisolak donated $10,000 of his own money to the campaign, saying via Twitter, "I'm overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the Las Vegas community [and] beyond. We need more donations, every penny will be put to use."

He and other officials are also calling for blood donations.


The suspect, identified as Stephen Paddock, 64, was found dead in his Mandalay Bay hotel room Monday in an apparent suicide.

The attack targeted more than 22,000 people and has been called the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. American singer Jason Aldean, who was performing at the time, responded on Instagram.

CNBC reports Allegiant Air is offering free flights for families of shooting victims. All flights through Las Vegas McCarran International Airport were initially suspended after the attack, with limited activity resuming just after 1 a.m. Monday.

After the incident, gun stocks rose more than three percent and casino stocks dropped more than four percent, led by MGM Resorts International, the owner of the Mandalay Bay.

President Donald Trump offered his condolences after the attack, tweeting, "My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you!" He is scheduled to visit Las Vegas Wednesday.

To visit Sisolak's GoFundMe page, click here.

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