Local and state reactions to deadly Las Vegas shooting
Robert Perea, The Fernley Reporter
More than 50 people were killed and more than 500 were injured in a mass shooting during the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas Sunday night. The following is a sample of responses by local and state officials to the shooting.
Scott Huntley, North Lyon County Fire District Chief: Our hearts go to the victims and responders in Las Vegas. Tell your loved ones how important they are every day. We are always striving to prepare and better serve at North Lyon. We must find a way to eliminate these type of horrific incidents. Please help and give blood if you can today.
Lyon County Manager Jeff Page: Before the media begins to disect the horrific shooting in Las Vegas and we all begin our bantering on gun control and mental health, let’s remember the victims, first responders and citizens of Las Vegas.
Let’s pray for the grieving families. Hold up the men and women that ran in to protect those trying to get out, the medical teams dealing with hundreds of victims, the local officials that have to make the hard decisions that will affect Las Vegas in the future.
This was a horrific event in our great State. I pray the media won’t make it worse
North Lyon Co. Firefighters Assoc. Fernley: Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone effected in Las Vegas tonight
A tragic & heinous act of violence has shaken the #Nevada family. Our prayers are w/ the victims & all affected by this act of cowardice.
— Governor Sandoval (@GovSandoval) October 2, 2017
Senseless, horrifying act of violence in Las Vegas tonight. Praying for all the victims & those impacted by the tragedy.
— Dean Heller (@SenDeanHeller) October 2, 2017
Unfathomable evil. My heart goes out to the victims & families of this terrible tragedy in #LasVegas: https://t.co/oz4dWQetxi
— RepMarkAmodei (@MarkAmodeiNV2) October 2, 2017
Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt
My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families of this attack. Throughout the early morning hours, I have been on scene, in close contact with local, State and federal authorities. Sheriff Lombardo, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, other local law enforcement and all of our first responders have performed heroically, despite facing such a horrific and tragic act of violence. We all remain deeply grateful for their service.