A CITY centre church has opened its doors to anyone affected by the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

St Nicolas' Church in Durham's Market Place held a special service on Tuesday night to remember those affected by Sunday's shootings.

People affected by the events, and those wishing to show solidarity, visited the church to sign a book of condolences, which will be sent to the American Embassy in the UK.

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Another service will be held tomorrow (Thursday, October 5) at 1pm, while the books of condolences will be available until Sunday.

Revd Arun Arora said: "Durham is an international city where students and staff at from the USA have made their temporary home. In the midst of their sorrow we pray with them and stand alongside in response to this tragic event.”

More than 500 people were injured and 59 killed at a music concert, making it the worst ever mass shooting in modern US history. Another service will be held on Thursday, at 1pm, while the books of condolences will be available until Sunday.

Revd Arora added: "It's an opportunity for people to express their solidarity with American people at this time and an opportunity for people to articulate their response to this terrible tragedy.

"For us from the Christian tradition in the midst of darkness, death doesn't have the last word. Alongside weeping with those who weep and mourning with those who mourn we can reclaim hope in the midst of tragedy."