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Arizona victim advocates travel to Las Vegas to assist shooting victims

(Mikayla Whitmore/Las Vegas Sun via AP)

PHOENIX — Several victim advocates from the Arizona Attorney General’s Office traveled to Las Vegas to provide assistance to the victims of last weekend’s shooting and their families.

According to a tweet posted on Friday, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said he was “proud of our #AZAG Victim Advocates who volunteered to go to Las Vegas & help the survivors of Sunday’s tragedy.”

The advocates volunteered for the Nevada Attorney General’s Family Resource Center, which was set up by officials to allow victims to seek help and contact their families.

At least 59 people were killed, including the gunman, and 489 more were injured in Sunday’s shooting.

The suspect was identified as Stephen Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada. He had opened fire on 22,000 concertgoers from a room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.

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A Las Vegas Police SWAT team said Paddock was found dead in the hotel room of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Asst. Sheriff Todd Falulo with the Las Vegas Police Department said at least 23 weapons were also found in the hotel room and at least 19 weapons were found in the suspect’s home, as well as explosives, thousands of rounds of ammunition and several electronic devices.

Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said police also found a number of suitcases in the hotel room and found ammonium nitrate in Paddock’s car.

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