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October 16, 2018

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Nevada gets $2 million to cover costs from Las Vegas mass shooting

The Department of Justice today awarded just more than $2 million to Nevada to help cover law enforcement costs related to the Oct. 1 mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip.

The money supplements $1 million Nevada received in October after a gunman opened fire on a crowd at a country music concert, killing 58 people and injuring more than 800.

The additional funding was necessary because law enforcement overtime costs from the shooting exceeded the initial $1 million, U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., said in a statement.

“In this Department of Justice, we back the blue,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. “That’s why, when there is a tragedy, we are there for police and first responders. Today we continue to help state and local police in Nevada to rebuild after the deadliest mass shooting in American history, providing a total of $3 million to cover their expenses since that terrible day.”