Valley businesses raising money for Las Vegas shooting victims

Posted at 6:49 PM, Oct 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-07 08:30:30-04

Fifty-eight people were killed and nearly 500 were injured on the Las Vegas strip just last weekend.

A lot of people are asking, "What can we do to help?" Several Valley businesses are offering residents a chance to come together and pitch in.

Club Tattoo is in the middle of a fundraiser.  They’re offering $50 Las Vegas Tattoos at all of their locations in Arizona and Las Vegas.

The money will be donated to the GoFundMe created by the city for the victims of the shooting. They hope to raise $10,000 for the victims.

“it’s really important to give back to the local community no matter who you are, no matter where you’re at,” says Club Tattoo CEO and Founder Sean Dowdell.

Oct. 19 - 21, Barrett-Jackson plans to hold their 10th annual auction at the Mandalay Bay.  

Just last weekend, a gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of the resort and casino shooting several people int he crowd.

There Barrett-Jackson plans to auction off a rare 2007 Ford Shelby GT 500 Super Snake. The car was transformed by Shelby American in Las Vegas into a Super Snake edition car. The muscle car was recorded as the 11th Super Snake manufactured that year and the 7th documented to be built that year. 

The money raised by the auction of the car will go to a fund, yet-to-be-determined, that will help support the Las Vegas first responders who answered the call on the night of the tragedy.

“You need to reach deep-deep down from the heart and show these people and the people of the world that us as Americans are able to come together and do great things,” said Barrett-Jackson President Steve Davis.

The car was donated by him from his personal collection.

Both businesses say they had a few employees or clients at the Route 91 concert who were killed and/or injured during the shooting. Both have a close connection to Las Vegas and they say they want to help Las Vegas in healing and hope. 

“Vegas is part of us,” says Dowdell.