MGM Resorts sells land on Las Vegas Strip where 2017 mass shooting took place



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The land on the Las Vegas Strip where Mass Shooting of Route 91 Harvest Festival 2017 took place was sold, said the company that owned the land.

The sale, finalized on Friday, was for land opposite The Luxor hotel known as the Village Property and does not include a parcel of land where a memorial is planned, MGM Resorts International said in a letter that been distributed to employees announcing the sale and its details.

“In 2021, we were honored to commit to donating a portion of the land to Clark County to house the permanent memorial honoring the victims and heroes of October 1,” said MGM CEO and President Resorts, Bill Hornbuckle, in the letter.

On October 1, 2017, Stephen Paddock shot at a crowd of spectators, killing 58 people and injuring more than 500. The FBI has since concluded its investigation into the attack, without finding a specific reason.

Hornbuckle acknowledged that having a permanent memorial “is essential to the healing of our community, and we will continue to work with and support the county as it moves through the development and construction process.”

“We know how important this location is to so many people and we have always thought through every consideration for the site,” Hornbuckle said. “This is no exception.”

The remaining portion of the village property was sold to the three affiliated tribes of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, according to the letter.

“The three affiliated tribes have demonstrated that they care about our community, its future and, of course, its past. I want to thank them for their commitment to the community and wish them the best for the future,” said Hornbuckle. “They will announce their plans for the space at a later date.”

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