Las Vegas Strip Shooting

Las Vegans help after tragedy with garden, free services

The day after a gunman opened fire on a country music festival from a high-rise Las Vegas hotel, a local landscaper was at City Hall with an idea for remembering the 58 people killed in the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history.

Jay Pleggenkuhle (PLAY-ghen-kool) of Stonerose Landscapes said he thought the people of Las Vegas needed a project to help them work through their grief.

His business partner, Daniel Perez, pushed him to tell city officials about the idea for a temporary "pop up" garden where people could mourn. Officials identified a quarter-acre city lot in the downtown arts district originally slated for a dog park and suggested the garden be made...

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