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NFL mourns victims of Las Vegas shooting

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On Sunday night, a gunman, on a high floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, fired a barrage of bullets onto a crowd of thousands at an outdoor music festival, killing more than 50 people, injuring hundreds of others in one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history.

The Raiders announced Monday they are donating $50,000 to the Las Vegas Victims' Fund and the NFL Foundation is matching the team's contribution.

Clark County (Nevada) Commissioner Chair Steve Sisolak started the fundraiser to provide relief and financial support to the victims and families of the mass shooting. You can donate here.

The NFL Foundation also will contribute $50,000 to the American Red Cross to assist with blood drives and other relief efforts in Las Vegas.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and everyone impacted by this heartbreaking event," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. "We are grateful for the first responders who bravely helped those in need."

A moment of silence for the shooting victims was observed prior to Monday's game between the Washington Redskins and Kansas City Chiefs.

The NFL community took to social media to honor the victims of this tragedy.

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