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Lakers' Stephen Zimmerman reflects on shootings in his Las Vegas hometown

Lakers' Stephen Zimmerman reflects on shootings in his Las Vegas hometown

Around 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 1, Stephen Zimmerman, a reserve center on the Lakers’ training camp roster, checked in with his friends from back home to make sure everyone was OK.

Zimmerman spent his formative years living in Las Vegas, from ages 10 to 20. He went to bed that night, like so many did, not expecting the historic tragedy that unfolded later when a gunman killed 58 people from windows in a 32nd floor suite at Mandalay Bay and injured more than 500 others during a music festival.

“That’s something that’s going to affect Las Vegas forever,” Zimmerman said.

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