Hours after a gunman attacked hundreds of concertgoers in Las Vegas, local residents are lining up to donate blood to victims of the mass shooting.
58 people were killed and 515 others were injured in the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas last night (Oct. 1). The gunman has been identified as Stephen Paddock, 64. He was found dead in his Mandalay Bay hotel room after shooting down onto the crowd of festival-goers from his window. The attack took place while the festival’s headliner, Jason Aldean, was performing. He and his crew were able to flee the stage and safely escape from the gunfire.
As news of the attack spread overnight and early Monday morning, hundreds of Las Vegas residents began lining up to donate blood to the shooting victims. Images of the long lines outside of donation centers quickly went viral across Twitter and Facebook. Many of the donation centers anticipate
— Bridget Bennett (@bridgetkbennett) October 2, 2017
— Yasmeen Hassan (@YasmeenTV) October 2, 2017
Full lines to donate blood in Vegas, there were lines even at 3:30am I read. Heroes. pic.twitter.com/UXOBrLBeCV
— Ethan Klein (@h3h3productions) October 2, 2017
People being told they might be waiting all day to donate blood. Lines aren't getting any thinner. pic.twitter.com/S3OzplM2SX
— Nathan Rott (@NathanRott) October 2, 2017
— Shanda (@shanda) October 2, 2017
If you are not in the Las Vegas area, you can still donate blood to help those injured in the attacks. Visit your local donation center for more information on how you can donate to those in need.