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Las Vegas mass shooting: 2 LA County sheriff’s employees, 1 LAPD officer among wounded

By in Press Enterprise on October 2, 2017

By City News Service

LOS ANGELES — At least two LA County Sheriff’s Department employees and a Los Angeles police officer were wounded when a gunman unleashed hails of bullets on fans watching the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival on the Las Vegas Strip, Southland authorities said today.

One sheriff’s employee is in critical condition and a second is displaying stable vital signs, as is an LAPD officer, they said.

A Los Angeles Police Department officer assigned to the Foothill Division is hospitalized after she was shot in the leg in the mass-shooting, said Officer Rosario Herrera of the LAPD’s Media Relations Section, adding that the officer was the only LAPD officer wounded in the massacre.

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With initial reports of multiple shooters in numerous locations in Las Vegas, Sheriff Jim McDonnell activated the Department Operations Center shortly after the shooting was reported and readied a response team that included SWAT teams and a bomb squad, the Sheriff’s Information Bureau reported.

Additionally, a Super Puma helicopter was prepared for deployment but was stood down after the Las Vegas Metro SWAT team determined that a single shooter was involved, located him and killed him.

As is usually the case, Las Vegas was teeming with Southland residents Sunday night. A Long Beach resident who attended the festival described how he helped carry an unconscious woman to out of the line of fire.

Al Quackenbush told City News Service that singer Jason Aldean was performing at the open-air festival when […]    

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