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Ashley Benson Pleads for Fans’ Help After Friend Was Shot in Las Vegas

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On Sunday, October 1, a man named Stephen Paddock opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas, killing at least 59 people and injuring 527 others who were enjoying the Route 91 Harvest Festival. One of the people who was injured was a woman named Dominica, who happens to be one of Ashley Benson‘s longtime friends.

The Pretty Little Liars alum tweeted a link to a GoFundMe page that was created to help Dominica as she recovers from being shot.

Here’s what the GoFundMe page’s description reads:

“Our beloved friend, sister and daughter Dominica was a victim of the Route 91 Country Festival shooting that took place in Las Vegas, Nevada, last night. I am so grateful that she is out of surgery and now in stable condition, but the road to recovery is going to be a long one. Prayers and support for her and her family at this time are being asked from all of us, as a community. We are setting up this page for her and her family to get Dominica back where she needs to be, home and healthy with all of us. Money will go towards hospital bills and anything else she may need to recover from this tragedy. Anything helps. Thank you.”

Another one of Dominica’s friends updated the website late last night with some good news.

“UPDATE: Dominica has been transferred out of the ICU. We are waiting on CT Scan results to know more about the damage and what the next steps will be. We are incredibly overwhelmed by the support we have gotten. Will keep everyone updated. Thank you so much!”

We are keeping Dominica and the hundreds of others wounded in our thoughts as they recover from this senseless tragedy.

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We are still mourning the loss of the nine teens and one child who died in the Manchester terrorist attack about four months ago: