A group of women wait for their ride outside the Thomas & Mack center, which served as a refuge, following a mass shooting at the Route 91 music festival along the Las Vegas Strip, Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Yasmina Chavez/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
Photo: Yamina Chavez/AP
Photo: Yamina Chavez/AP

GoFundMe started to help victims of Las Vegas massacre

A Las Vegas politician has started what is being considered the official fundraiser for victims of the Sunday night’s deadly shooting at the Route 91 Harvest.

Steve Sisolak, a Clark County commissioner, started a GoFundMe to help victims and family members of the massacre.

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Sisolak is the chairman of the Board of County Commissioners and is currently running for the governor of Nevada.

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He started the online fundraiser with a $10,000 personal contribution, KLAS reported.

Since being created Monday morning, the fund has raised more than $674,000 of its $1 million goal, with many individual, anonymous pledges in the thousands of dollars each.

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The original goal had been set at $500,000, but surpassed that within hours of the fund being set up.

Sheriff Joseph Lombardo is asking those willing to do something, to donate to the fundraiser page, KTNV reported.

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