Therapy dogs sent to Las Vegas to help comfort those affected by shooting

Courtesy: LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Facebook

LAS VEGAS (FOX26) — Therapy dogs are providing a little extra love to people affected by the Las Vegas shooting.

The Lutheran Church Charities and their K-9 Comfort Dogs left for Las Vegas on Monday following the shooting.

The nonprofit organization's comfort dogs visited with patients and staff at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas.

A gunman on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel-casino opened fire at an outdoor country music festival below, killing at least 59 people as tens of thousands of concertgoers screamed and ran for their lives, officials said Monday. The Associated Press reports it was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

At least 527 others were injured in the Sunday night attack, authorities said.