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In wake of Sunday’s shooting, stories from Las Vegas

When a man opened fire Sunday at a country music festival opposite the Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas strip, the concert became a scene filled with confusion and chaos.

To many Angelenos, Vegas is known as a weekend getaway. We’re neighbors, and that’s why this tragic event feels close to home. The Las Vegas community is faced with the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, and its effects are far reaching.

As the Los Angeles Times reports, Manhattan Beach Middle School special education teacher, Sandy Casey, and Riverside Community College student, Angela Gomez, were just two of the 59 people killed at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival. But amid the loss, the nation is united in its support for those impacted by the attack, and we want to do our part.

Today, AirTalk connects with KNPR in Las Vegas to bring you stories from their community. We’re taking calls from Vegas and LA to find out how listeners are dealing, healing and moving forward from the tragedy.

Guests:

Joe Schoenmann, host and senior producer of State of Nevada, the daily talk show on KNPR, our sister affiliate in Las Vegas, Nev.; he tweets @joedowntownlv

Fred Wasser, producer at State of Nevada, the daily talk show on KNPR, our sister affiliate in Las Vegas, Nev.