MGM Resorts is selling land that was the site of the Las Vegas massacre

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — MGM Resorts International has completed the sale of land on the Las Vegas Strip that was the site of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, the city announced Friday. society.

CEO and Chairman Bill Hornbuckle revealed the news to his staff in a letter on Friday.

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The 15-acre village property was purchased by the three affiliated tribes of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation based in central North Dakota.

Onlookers at the Route 91 Harvest Festival gathered there on October 1, 2017, when a gunman opened fire from his hotel room above. He killed 58 people. Two others later died of their injuries. More than 850 people were injured when the gunfire stopped.

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The site has remained unused and largely unchanged since filming.

Last August, MGM Resorts donated two acres on the northeast corner of the property for the permanent memorial after a Clark County survey found a majority of respondents wanted the tribute be built on the site of the shooting.

Planning for the memorial has been underway since late 2019, but it could be years before the final tribute is unveiled.

The sale does not include the two acres.

Hornbuckle says he knows location means a lot to many. But the tribes « have demonstrated that they care about our community, its future and, of course, its past, » he wrote.

The three affiliated tribes are made up of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara nations. They are also known as the MHA Nation.

Representatives of the tribes did not immediately return a message from The Associated Press seeking comment.


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