UPDATE: Sheriff’s Employee Identified – Mass Shooting Tragedy in Las Vegas
“The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s employee who was wounded in the Las Vegas mass-shooting incident is Sergeant Brad Powers, a 19-year veteran, assigned to Fontana Station. He is currently in critical but stable condition, being treated at a Las Vegas area hospital. I want to thank everyone who came to Brad’s aid. Please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers.” – Sheriff John McMahon
On Sunday, October 1, 2017, a mass shooting occurred at a concert in Las Vegas, Nevada. The suspect opened fire on a crowd of more than 22,000 concertgoers from his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel at approximately 10:08 p.m. The victims were across the street attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert when bullets rang out. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department – SWAT responded to the call, breached the hotel room and found the suspect dead.
The Clark County Fire Department estimated over 400 people were transported to area hospitals and at least 58 are deceased following Sunday evening’s shooting. The victims were transported to area hospitals for treatment to their injuries sustained from the violent attack. Some of the concertgoers were employees and residents from the County of San Bernardino.
“I am saddened by the many lives lost. One of our department members was struck by the gunfire while attending the event. Our employee was taken to a local hospital for treatment of injuries sustained. More information will follow when it is available. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all victims and their families” – Sheriff John McMahon.