Assistance for Victims of the Harvest Music Festival Shooting in Las Vegas
The FBI is assisting the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in responding to and investigating the shooting at the Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 1, 2017. Crimes can have a devastating effect on victims and their families who may need assistance coping with the impact. Providing information and assistance to victims of a shooting is a vitally important part of our response.
The FBI’s Victim Services Division (formerly the Office for Victim Assistance) provides emergency assistance to victims of mass violence crimes due to its extensive experience in responding to victims of these crimes.
If you were injured in or witnessed the shooting at the Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas, you may be eligible for certain services and rights, such as special funding to provide emergency assistance, crime victims compensation, and counseling. Additional information about these resources can be found below.
The FBI and its partners are making every effort to connect individuals who attended the Harvest Music Festival with the belongings they left at the venue following the shooting.
We understand that some of these items may be very important to you, and we are working diligently to catalog and identify all items collected. Due to the large volume of items left behind, this process could take many months.
Our first step is to return items that we can identify as belonging to a specific person. For these items, we are reaching out to individuals to determine the best method for their return.
Unfortunately, we will not be able to return or store all items, particularly mass-produced and common items with no identifying characteristics (e.g., certain shoes, hats, lawn chairs, charging cables, etc.). These types of items will only be held until Friday, October 20, 2017 at the Family Assistance Center. After that time, these items will be subject to disposal.
Other items that are potentially identifiable but cannot be readily associated with a specific individual will be picked up by a company that will sort, catalog, and photograph each item. Once this process has been completed, we will then provide information regarding how you can view these items to identify and claim them.
Please note that while the FBI collected all belongings found at the venue, we believe there are many others that were not recovered.
If you need further information, please e-mail the Victim Services Division at LVFestivalAssist@fbi.gov for any victim inquiries. Please note that this e-mail is for victims of the Harvest Music Festival shooting, not for tips or leads.
NOTE: To provide investigative information related to the shootings, please submit a tip at tips.fbi.gov. If you have photos or videos related to the shooting, please call 1-800-CALL-FBI.
Las Vegas Incident Family Assistance Center
The Family Assistance Center is open to any individual who was present during the incident and is looking for support, assistance, and resources. Families and next-of-kin of those who were impacted are also welcome. Anyone in the local Las Vegas area can dial 211 for more information on the center.
Las Vegas Convention Center
3150 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, Nevada
Southeast Building/Bronze lot parking
- Hours of Operation:
Sunday, October 8 - Friday, October 20, 2017*
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
* Please note that the Family Assistance Center will close on Friday, October 20, 2017. A resilience center will open next week; however, personal belongings will not be available at the resilience center.
- Trauma Intervention Program: Las Vegas Community Resource Guide
- Brochure: Help for Victims of Crime
- Brochure: FBI Victim Assistance Program
- Brochure: SAMHSA's Disaster Distress Helpline
- Wallet card: SAMHSA's Disaster Distress Helpline
- Coping with Crime Victimization
- Office for Victims of Crime's Support for Mass Shooting Victims in Las Vegas, Nevada
- U.S. Resource Map of Crime Victim Services & Information
- Brochure: Resources for Dealing with Grief and Loss