Las Vegas lights dim in tribute to shooting victims, heroes

PHOTO: Las Vegas lights dimmed for 11 minutes on Oct. 8, 2017 to honor the victims of the mass shooting.PlaySam Morris/Las Vegas News Bureau
WATCH Las Vegas lights dim in tribute to shooting victims, heroes

Las Vegas' bright lights dimmed Sunday night, exactly one week after a mass shooting killed 58 people and injured hundreds of others.

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The digital marquees on The Strip darkened for 11 minutes -- from 10:05 p.m. to 10:16 p.m. local time -- to honor those killed and injured, as well as the heroes who intervened, when a gunman opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

PHOTO: Las Vegas lights dimmed for 11 minutes on Oct. 8, 2017 to honor the victims of the mass shooting.Sam Morris/Las Vegas News Bureau
Las Vegas lights dimmed for 11 minutes on Oct. 8, 2017 to honor the victims of the mass shooting.

After the tribute, digital marquees lit up with a new display: "When Things Get Dark, Las Vegas Shines."

PHOTO: Las Vegas lights dimmed for 11 minutes on Oct. 8, 2017 to honor the victims of the mass shooting.Sam Morris/Las Vegas News Bureau
Las Vegas lights dimmed for 11 minutes on Oct. 8, 2017 to honor the victims of the mass shooting.

Mourners also gathered in Las Vegas at a vigil filled with candles, flowers and photos.

PHOTO: Hundreds of people attend a vigil marking the one-week anniversary of the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas, Oct. 8, 2017.Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun/Reuters
Hundreds of people attend a vigil marking the one-week anniversary of the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas, Oct. 8, 2017.

The 58 victims include Steve Berger, a father of three from Minnesota; Sandy Casey, a special education teacher from California; Rocio Rocha Guillen, who recently gave birth to a baby boy; John Phippen, a father of six from California; and Angela Gomez, a young woman who graduated high school two years ago.

The attack was the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

PHOTO: Mourners attend a vigil to mark one week since the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival, on the corner of Sahara Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard at the north end of the Las Vegas Strip, Oct. 8, 2017, in Las Vegas. Drew Angerer/Getty Images
Mourners attend a vigil to mark one week since the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival, on the corner of Sahara Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard at the north end of the Las Vegas Strip, Oct. 8, 2017, in Las Vegas.

Gunman Stephen Paddock was found dead in his Mandalay Bay hotel room after the shooting. The motive remains unclear but police say the attack was "obviously premeditated." A note containing handwritten numbers for wind, trajectory and distance was discovered near his body in the hotel room, officials have confirmed.

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