Route 91 Harvest festival organizers release statement after deadly concert

LAS VEGAS - The organizers of the music festival where over 50 people were killed and more than 500 injured after a man opened fire from a nearby Las Vegas hotel room are speaking out for the first time since the deadly shooting. 

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The tragedy has now become the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history after Stephen Craig Paddock, a 64-year-old retiree from Mesquite, Nevada, aimed several guns from his Mandalay Bay hotel room at concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest festival late Sunday night. 

Read the organizers full statement below: 

"On behalf of the entire Route 91 Harvest Family, we are completely devastated by the event that occurred Sunday night.

Our deepest sympathies go out to the injured and the deceased and their loved ones, senseless violence has claimed the souls of our fans and we have little in the way of answers.

Our eternal gratitude goes out to the LVPD, Emergency services, security guards, and fans for their selfless acts of bravery while trying to help those in need.

While we will try and move forward, we will never forget this day.
We will NOT let hate win over LOVE.
We will NOT be defeated by senseless violence.
We WILL persevere, and honor the souls that were lost.
Because it matters."

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