Local officials react to Las Vegas shooting

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Utah leaders a reacting to the tragedy in Las Vegas. We’ve compiled a list of their statements. 

Attorney General Reyes

“Our deepest sympathies extend to the families of those who lost their lives and our prayers lift toward heaven on behalf of those recovering or whose lives hang in the balance. In addition to the many civilian lives tragically taken, we mourn the deaths of military veterans and law enforcement personnel killed during and in response to the shooting. The thin blue line of law enforcement is painfully even thinner today.

“As has been the case with other mass shootings that have occurred worldwide in the recent past, perhaps out of the horror and shock of such senseless violence, we can unite in love and unity as a nation and as a global community to demonstrate support for those suffering and to condemn all such acts of unmitigated evil. “

“Shortly after the news of the shooting broke on Sunday, I reached out to Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt to offer my concern and condolences and any help they may need. He expressed his appreciation to the State for its concern.”

Diocese of Salt Lake City

We join our nation as we mourn the tragic loss of lives in Las Vegas and pray for solace for victims, their families, and the first responders who care for the multitudes harmed by this senseless act of violence.

Life is a gift from God. We are obligated to respect and protect life. The sad reality is that people are being killed by guns in our country at an alarming and consistent rate. We can no longer pretend that guns are not involved in some way or another. We need to address the prevalence of guns in our neighborhoods and the disturbing trend of viewing the proliferation of these dangerous weapons as not only acceptable, but desirable. We call on Congress to not only mourn the victims of gun violence in Las Vegas, Sandy Hook, Orlando, and elsewhere, but to take concrete action to limit access to the weapons that make these tragedies increasingly more likely and more devastating.

Governor Herbert tweet

We mourn & pray for the victims in Las Vegas. Click here to find out how you can help & what Utah is doing now. https://utah.gov/governor/

LDS Church

“To all of those affected by the horrific events in Las Vegas, we offer our deepest condolences and heartfelt prayers. We pray for those who are mourning the loss of loved ones, and for those who are seeking to recover from the physical and emotional wounds they are suffering. May God bless them with the peace and comfort only He can provide in such tragic and heartbreaking moments.”

Lt. Governor Spencer Cox

Terrible news this morning out of Las Vegas. May God bless all of us and especially the victims and families of this senseless tragedy. Thank you to the brave law enforcement and first responders who willingly put themselves in harms way.

We all feel helpless this morning. Might I suggest we consider donating blood this week? A small gift that can help our friends in Las Vegas. http://www.redcrossblood.org/

Provo Mayor John Curtis/ 3rd Congressional District Candidate

My thoughts & prayers are with the victims of last night’s terrible shooting. Grateful for the first responders & their acts of bravery.

Tweet from Rep. Chris Stewart 

My heart aches for our Nevada neighbors #prayforvegas

Rep. Mia Love

I am heartbroken and outraged by this violence in Las Vegas. My prayers are with the victims and their families. God bless the first responders on the scene.

Senator Orrin Hatch

I wish to extend my most sincere condolences to the victims of violence in Las Vegas. What we witnessed last night was a tragedy without precedent. Today, our thoughts are with those who have lost: the families, loved ones, and friends whose lives will never be the same as a result of this shooting. Our hearts are with you, and so are our prayers. We love you. We stand by you today—and we ask that God may stand by you always. 

Las Vegas officials are asking the public to help by donating blood. Click here to find a Red Cross donation center in your area.

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