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Sister and friend remember shooting victim Adrian Murfitt-Sfrie

Adrian Murfitt-Sfrie, one of 59 victims in Sunday night's shooting on the Las Vegas Strip, is being remembered as an outstanding guy who loved to make people feel good.

A friend of Murfitt-Sfrie's told 8 News Now that "he would take his shirt off for you" and "he just doesn't deserve to die."

Murfitt-Sfrie's sister said he was a big country music fan.

"He a really beautiful singing voice. He liked to sing," said Shannon Gothard. ... Read More

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California family desperately searching for daughter lost in shooting

A California family is desperately searching for their daughter who they say was lost in the chaos of Sunday night's deadly mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip at a country music festival.

According to the LA Times, Christiana Duarte's family is now searching for the Redondo Beach native after she went missing during the mass shooting that took at least 59 lives.

As of Monday, a family friend told the LA Times that they still have not found the young woman they call Chrissy.

"She went to the concert and as of right now is missing," said Hayley Mullin of Redondo Beach.

Mullin also told the Times that a friend of Duarte who was with her has been located at a Las Vegas hospital... Read More

Vigil for Metro officer killed at concert shooting

Hundreds of people gathered at Ed Fountain Park Monday night to celebrate and remember the off-duty Metro Police Officer killed during an outdoor country music festival in Las Vegas.

Charles Hartfield was one of 59 people who lost their lives after a gunman opened fire on the crowd of about 22,000 people from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel.

Hartfield was a 16 year veteran of the United States Military, an 11 year veteran of the police force, a football coach, husband and father.

Troy, one of Hartfields's close friends, spoke to 8 News Now's Jon Tritsch during the vigil. Troy said he knew Hartfield went to the concert Sunday night and sent him a text after he heard about the shooting to see if he was OK. Troy said he never received a text back... Read More

Free hotel rooms for families affected by shooting

Station Casinos offering free hotel rooms to the families of those affected by Sunday's mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip that left 59 people dead and over 500 injured.

Those families traveling to Las Vegas are being asked to email Station Casinos directly at reservationrequest@stationcasinos.com for assistance.

#VegasShooting: Free hotel rooms offered to families of those affected & traveling to town. Email reservationrequest@stationcasinos.com. pic.twitter.com/5oof1kDKjh

-- 8 News NOW (@8NewsNow) October 3, 2017... Read More

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Gov. Sandoval declares State of Emergency

Following the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Governor Brian Sandoval signed a Declaration of Emergency for Clark County Monday afternoon.

The order directs state agencies to supplement local efforts to save lives and protect the health and safety of the victim's of the attack at the Mandalay Bay outdoor concert Sunday night.

Gov. Sandoval also declared a Public Health and Medical Disaster which temporarily suspends all necessary laws and rules to allow health care providers employed by a hospital and licensed, and in good standing to practice in another state, to practice in Nevada in order to assist with public health operations... Read More

PHOTO: Woman no longer person of interest in Harvest Festival shooting, police say

The woman that Metro Police named as a person of interest in the mass shooting that occurred at the Route 91 Harvest Festival has been cleared. Metro detectives say Marilou Danley has been contacted and is no longer believed to be involved in the shooting on the Strip.

Metro initially said Danley was the shooter, Stephen Paddock's roommate.

According to officers, everything unfolded at and around Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino near Las Vegas Boulevard and Reno. Metro Police Sheriff Joe Lombardo says more than 50 people were killed and 200 others were injured. Numerous victims were taken to Sunrise Hospital.

Metro says the suspected shooter was taken down and is no longer a threat.

Officers are also looking for a Hyundai Tucson --unknown color -- with Nevada license plate 114B40, along with a Chrysler Pacifica Touring -- unknown color -- with a Nev. plate -- 19D401... Read More

Help your children manage distress after a mass shooting

Many people around the world woke up to the horrific news of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history that took place in Las Vegas Sunday night. The shooting has parents wondering how they can address the news to their children and help them manage indirect exposure to these types of events.

Here are some resources that will help parents talk to their kids and help them understand violence and other tragedies:

Manage your distress in the aftermath of a shooting:


Helping your children manage distress:


Building resilience to manage indirect exposure to terror:

http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/terror-exposure.aspx... Read More