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Fund For Shooting Victims To Get Boost From Another Account

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A fund created to assist victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting will get a financial boost from another account set up after the tragedy.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the fund set up by the Nevada resort industry, which has about $12 million in cash and commitments, will donate half of the money to the Las Vegas Victims' Fund.

The nonprofit overseeing the resort industry-established account cut 12 checks to victims totaling $14,800 the week before Christmas.

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But chairwoman Jan Jones Blackhurst says the fund never intended to give financial assistance directly to victims, and the checks were written as an "emotional reaction over the Christmas holiday."

The Las Vegas Victims Fund has raised more than $22 million. It is accepting applications for assistance through Jan. 31.