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Las Vegas Shooting Victims From California, Nevada Can Get Financial Help

Photo by Al Powers/Powers Imagery/AP

A young woman hides inside the Sands Corporation plane hangar after a gunman opened fire at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Las Vegas.

Photo by Al Powers/Powers Imagery/AP

State Agencies in California and Nevada are urging Californians impacted by the mass shooting in Las Vegas to apply for financial assistance for medical expenses, counseling and other costs.

Both California and Nevada are offering assistance to California residents who were injured or were otherwise affected, as well as surviving family members.

About half of the 58 victims who died in the Las Vegas shooting were reportedly California residents or natives.

Julie Nauman with California's Victim Compensation Board says everyone at the event was traumatized.

"And then the aftermath of that, of trying to process, 'what just happened to me.' And so that's why we're making a real effort to try to spread the word throughout California that anyone who was at that event should make an application," says Nauman.

An estimated 22,000 people attended the festival where the shooting occurred.

People can apply on the Victim Compensation Board's web site.

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Sally Schilling

Reporter/Podcast Producer

Sally Schilling is a Davis native and a graduate of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. She has reported on redwood poachers robbing national forests in Humboldt County and the dangers of melting tropical glaciers in the Peruvian Andes.  Read Full Bio 

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