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'Sense of resignation' in Las Vegas as city struggles to grasp another tragedy




SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, TX - NOVEMBER 06:  Meredeth Cooper wipes away a tear after handing flowers to a police officer guarding a road block near the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs on November 6, 2017 in Sutherland Springs, Texas. On November 5 a gunman, Devin Patrick Kelly, killed 26 people at the church and wounded many more when he opened fire during a Sunday service.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, TX - NOVEMBER 06: Meredeth Cooper wipes away a tear after handing flowers to a police officer guarding a road block near the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs on November 6, 2017 in Sutherland Springs, Texas. On November 5 a gunman, Devin Patrick Kelly, killed 26 people at the church and wounded many more when he opened fire during a Sunday service. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Twenty-six people were killed in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Sunday morning when a man with an assault rifle opened fire on a church.

On Monday, investigators and members of that congregation are asking a tragically familiar question: why? 

About 1,300 miles northwest, the community of Las Vegas continues to struggle with the same question after a mass shooting there last month killed 58 people and wounded hundreds more. 

How is Las Vegas processing the country's most recent gun violence tragedy? 

Joe Schoenmann, host and senior producer at KPCC sister station KNPR in Las Vegas says the city is resigned:

It's kinda funny: people are mentioning it and talking about it, but there is a sense of resignation. There's sort of a mass shaking of the head and then sort of moving on. There's not a lot of hand-wringing here. It feels like this is the way it is and people just moved on. 

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