Assistance for Victims of the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival Shooting in Las Vegas
The FBI is assisting the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department with investigating the shooting at the Route 91 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 Route 91 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.
Vegas Strong Resiliency Center
The Vegas Strong Resiliency Center is open as a resource and referral location to provide transitional support for victims of the October 1 incident at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival. On-site services include:
- Victim advocacy and support
- Case management
- Counseling and spiritual care referrals
- Technical assistance accessing online resources
Las Vegas Victims’ Fund
All victim assistance funded through individual charitable contributions will be handled through the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund, which is being administered by the National Compassion Fund. Please visit the following links for additional information and to complete the contact form. As soon as information is available regarding eligibility and distribution of the charitable donations that have been collected for victims, an e-mail will be sent to everyone who has signed up for National Compassion Fund information alerts.
The FBI will make every effort to connect individuals who attended the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival with belongings recovered 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.
We understand that some of these items may be very important to you. We have contracted a company to sort, catalog, and photograph each item that was recovered and has yet to be associated and/or returned to the rightful owner. Due to the large volume of items left behind, this process could take many months. Once the online catalogue is ready for viewing, you will be provided instructions on how to access the online catalogue and identify and claim your belongings.
Please note that while the FBI collected numerous belongings found at the venue, we believe there are many others that were not recovered.
If you need additional information, please e-mail the Victim Services Division at LVFestivalAssist@fbi.gov. Please note that this e-mail is for victims of the Route 91 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.
- 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