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(LAS VEGAS) -- House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi headed to Las Vegas Tuesday to pay her respects to the victims of the shooting earlier this month. Gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire during a country music festival killing 58 attendees.
Pelosi, joined by Rep. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nevada, spent time at the Las Vegas Community Healing Garden, which was built after volunteers worked around the clock to create it in less than a week.
"This has become a center of humanity that is setting a standard around the world," Mayor Carolyn Goodman said.
The garden consists of a remembrance wall, where visitors leave photos behind of the massacre's victims.
Pelosi wrote a message to one of the victims, Stacee Etcheber, writing "To Stacee and all the angels remembered here. You will always be in our hearts."
There are also 58 trees of life planted there to honor each of the victims.
"When you're in a garden it's about renewal and rebirth," Pelosi said.
Pelosi also met with the creators of the garden, which was documented in a pair of photos the city of Las Vegas tweeted.
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