Mick Akers Family members of Brian Fraser, among 58 people eliminated in the Oct. 1, 2017, mass shooting on the Strip, collect near the Las Vegas welcome sign a year later. By Mick Akers ( contact) Monday, Oct. 1, 2018|2:51 p.m.
Lots of people made their way to the Las Vegas welcome sign to remember those killed when a shooter opened fire a year ago today on a country music performance on the Las Vegas Strip.
In the days after the shooting, which left 58 dead and more than 800 injured, the sign turned into a makeshift memorial for the victims. People left countless products of remembrance– indications, candles, packed animals, precious jewelry and 58 white wooden crosses.
Some 30 member of the family of Brian Fraser turned out today to keep in mind the male who lost his life when the gunman opened fire for still-unknown reasons from a hotel tower across the street.
“He was the guy in the family that you might go to for advice at any time, no matter what it was, and he might help,” said his brother-in-law Salvador Gonzalez. “He was really experienced, so if he didn’t understand it, you remained in problem.”
Gonzalez who went to the Path 91 Harvest celebration with Fraser and their partners, stated they had just gotten drinks that night when Fraser divided off from the group. He moved closer to the stage to get a better view of nation star Jason Aldean, one of his favorite artists.
Fraser was shot minutes later.
The majority of the family had never ever visited to the site of the mass shooting, but Gonzalez and the rest of Fraser’s family did so today, calling it a minute of closure in their yearlong recovery.
They collected near an entrance gate to the site off Giles Street, where numerous concertgoers got away from the shooting. Rather of running for cover, they stood in place, together.
Relative said they mored than happy to be back in Las Vegas to commemorate Fraser’s life.
“There’s been the ups and downs, however we have actually been fortunate due to the fact that we’re a tight-knit household … We roll deep,” Gonzalez stated. “For all of us, it’s been a recovery process coming out here.”