Survivors gather near the Route 91 festival grounds on the one-year anniversary of the Las Vegas shooting. 


On Oct. 1, 2017 a man opened fire from Mandalay Bay, raining bullets down to a crowd of over 20,000 at the country music festival. It was the deadliest and largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. 58 dead, hundreds of wounded. Thousands left with little to no physical scrapes but endured scarring emotional damage. This is part of the aftermath of Oct. 1, 2017.

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Survivors gather near the Route 91 festival grounds on the one-year anniversary of the Las Vegas shooting. 


On Oct. 1, 2017 a man opened fire from Mandalay Bay, raining bullets down to a crowd of over 20,000 at the country music festival. It was the deadliest and largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. 58 dead, hundreds of wounded. Thousands left with little to no physical scrapes but endured scarring emotional damage. This is part of the aftermath of Oct. 1, 2017.

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A woman sits alone as she holds a tissue to her face during the funeral of Hannah Ahlers, 34, at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California on Oct. 13, 2017.  (Image for Las Vegas Review-Journal)

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A woman sits alone as she holds a tissue to her face during the funeral of Hannah Ahlers, 34, at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California on Oct. 13, 2017.  (Image for Las Vegas Review-Journal)

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Each of the 58 people killed in the attack is honored with a cross inside the Clark County Government Center in Las Vegas on Sept. 28, 2018.

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Each of the 58 people killed in the attack is honored with a cross inside the Clark County Government Center in Las Vegas on Sept. 28, 2018.

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Survivor Susanan Anely stands on the sidewalk bordering the Healing Garden in Las Vegas. Since Route 91, she has moved back to Las Vegas, started a new job, got promoted, started school and fallen back in love with photography.  A couple of months ago, she had a panic attack at her workplace. It was under construction and the noise of a staple gun resembled a semi-automatic weapon. "You can feel 100% complete and fine and peaceful and have it be 100% taken back," Ms. Anely said.

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Survivor Susanan Anely stands on the sidewalk bordering the Healing Garden in Las Vegas. Since Route 91, she has moved back to Las Vegas, started a new job, got promoted, started school and fallen back in love with photography.  A couple of months ago, she had a panic attack at her workplace. It was under construction and the noise of a staple gun resembled a semi-automatic weapon. "You can feel 100% complete and fine and peaceful and have it be 100% taken back," Ms. Anely said.

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After a day of work, Steve Melanson drives to spend the night with his wife Rosemarie Melanson at Kindred Hospital, five months after the shooting, in Las Vegas, on March 7, 2018. (Image for The Washington Post)

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After a day of work, Steve Melanson drives to spend the night with his wife Rosemarie Melanson at Kindred Hospital, five months after the shooting, in Las Vegas, on March 7, 2018. (Image for The Washington Post)

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Rosemarie Melanson rests as her husband Steve Melanson comforts her at Kindred Hospital in Las Vegas on March 8, 2018. Ms. Melanson was one of the hundreds that were injured in the Oct. 1 shooting but moths later, one of few still in the hospital. (Image for The Washington Post)

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Rosemarie Melanson rests as her husband Steve Melanson comforts her at Kindred Hospital in Las Vegas on March 8, 2018. Ms. Melanson was one of the hundreds that were injured in the Oct. 1 shooting but moths later, one of few still in the hospital. (Image for The Washington Post)

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Survivor Li'Shey Johnson, who was working in hospitality at the festival, is comforted by her friend Diane Smith at her home on Sept. 26, 2018 . "I felt like they left me…left me up under the stage to die. It takes a long time for those images to, go away," Ms. Johnson said.

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Survivor Li'Shey Johnson, who was working in hospitality at the festival, is comforted by her friend Diane Smith at her home on Sept. 26, 2018 . "I felt like they left me…left me up under the stage to die. It takes a long time for those images to, go away," Ms. Johnson said.

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Family and friends gather for the funeral of Hannah Ahlers, 34, at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California on Oct. 13, 2017. Ahlers had a husband and three children. (Image for Las Vegas Review-Journal)

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Family and friends gather for the funeral of Hannah Ahlers, 34, at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California on Oct. 13, 2017. Ahlers had a husband and three children. (Image for Las Vegas Review-Journal)

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A seat at the end of the table is empty as the family of Neysa Tonks gathers for a family  dinner in Las Vegas. Tonks was killed in the sooting, she was a single mother of three sons.

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A seat at the end of the table is empty as the family of Neysa Tonks gathers for a family  dinner in Las Vegas. Tonks was killed in the sooting, she was a single mother of three sons.

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Heather Gooze, a bartender working at the festival the night of the shooting, is pictured in her home on Oct. 2, 2017. Gooze held a man that night as he took his last breath. It took months before getting back to work because of emotional trauma.  (Image for Las Vegas Review-Journal)

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Heather Gooze, a bartender working at the festival the night of the shooting, is pictured in her home on Oct. 2, 2017. Gooze held a man that night as he took his last breath. It took months before getting back to work because of emotional trauma.  (Image for Las Vegas Review-Journal)

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Las Vegas shooting survivor Stacie Armentrout embraces her daughter after reading the names of victims from the Thousand Oaks, Calif., shooting at the Healing Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada on Nov. 9, 2018. One of the people killed in Thousand Oaks was a Route 91 survivor, a friend Armentrout met through the Route 91 community.

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Las Vegas shooting survivor Stacie Armentrout embraces her daughter after reading the names of victims from the Thousand Oaks, Calif., shooting at the Healing Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada on Nov. 9, 2018. One of the people killed in Thousand Oaks was a Route 91 survivor, a friend Armentrout met through the Route 91 community.

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Neysa Tonks' parents, Chris and Debbie Davis, and sister, Mynda Smith, embrace during a news conference for Children of the 58 on Sept. 14, 2018, at the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas. Tonks was a single mother of three sons.

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Neysa Tonks' parents, Chris and Debbie Davis, and sister, Mynda Smith, embrace during a news conference for Children of the 58 on Sept. 14, 2018, at the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas. Tonks was a single mother of three sons.

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Brittany Bassett-Quintero sits alone in her hotel room off the Strip on Sept. 30, 2018. For Brittany, shrapnel wounds have healed, but the emotional traumas have created aftershocks that she says have rattled almost every realm of her life from family to work. She notes it's been a strain on her marriage, she is now going through a divorce. She describes the healing process like a rollercoaster. "There are times that I think I’ve progressed significantly, and there are times… that I feel like I’ve been back at square one,” Ms. Bassett-Quintero said.

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Brittany Bassett-Quintero sits alone in her hotel room off the Strip on Sept. 30, 2018. For Brittany, shrapnel wounds have healed, but the emotional traumas have created aftershocks that she says have rattled almost every realm of her life from family to work. She notes it's been a strain on her marriage, she is now going through a divorce. She describes the healing process like a rollercoaster. "There are times that I think I’ve progressed significantly, and there are times… that I feel like I’ve been back at square one,” Ms. Bassett-Quintero said.

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Veronica Hartfield, the wife of Charleston Hartfield, is presented with flowers as she stands with first responders during a service at Central Christian Church in Henderson, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. Charleston Hartfield was one of the 58 killed. He left behind a wife and two children. (Image for Las Vegas Review-Journal)

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Veronica Hartfield, the wife of Charleston Hartfield, is presented with flowers as she stands with first responders during a service at Central Christian Church in Henderson, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. Charleston Hartfield was one of the 58 killed. He left behind a wife and two children. (Image for Las Vegas Review-Journal)

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With her foot warped two days after her second surgery, Li' Shey Johnson gathers paperwork and belongings before heading back to a doctors appointment on November 27, 2018.

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With her foot warped two days after her second surgery, Li' Shey Johnson gathers paperwork and belongings before heading back to a doctors appointment on November 27, 2018.

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Survivors Chris Madsen and son Nick, who was 9 at the time of the shooting, pose for a portrait at their home on Sept. 22, 2018. "It’s always going to be a part of us. It’s a part of [Nick’s] life, and it’s gonna be a part of his narrative as he grows and becomes a man," Mr. Madsen said.

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Survivors Chris Madsen and son Nick, who was 9 at the time of the shooting, pose for a portrait at their home on Sept. 22, 2018. "It’s always going to be a part of us. It’s a part of [Nick’s] life, and it’s gonna be a part of his narrative as he grows and becomes a man," Mr. Madsen said.

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Survivors comfort one another outside the grounds of the Route 91 music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada on Oct. 1, 2018, exactly one year after the shooting.

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Survivors comfort one another outside the grounds of the Route 91 music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada on Oct. 1, 2018, exactly one year after the shooting.

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