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Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman Inspired By The City We Live In

(AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
(AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman pauses during a vigil at City Hall in Las Vegas, Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. The vigil was held in honor of the over 50 people killed and hundreds injured in a mass shooting at an outdoor music concert late Sunday.

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman has been meeting with survivors, talking with law enforcement and giving interviews since the early hours of Monday morning, just hours after a gunman open fired on a crowd at a concert on the Strip.

She told KNPR's State of Nevada that she is inspired by the city that we live in, following the mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip.

"I cannot believe the outpouring of love and affection from around the country," she said, "But the remarkable passion that this community that we call home for supporting everybody who has been touched by this tragic event and by the loss of these 59 beautiful people."

Goodman visited victims and survivors early Monday morning. She said walking around the emergency room "you could feel your heart drop out of your body."

Despite all that's gone on in Southern Nevada, Goodman said people shouldn't be afraid to enjoy all that our valley has to offer.

"You can't live your life being afraid," she said, plus she added first responders around Southern Nevada are trained for situations like the one that happened Sunday night.



Carolyn Goodman, mayor, City of Las Vegas

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(EDITOR'S NOTE: Carrie Kaufman no longer works for KNPR News. She left in April 2018)