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Off-duty San Bernardino County Fire personnel provide aid, evacuate injured during Las Vegas shooting

By in Press Enterprise on October 2, 2017

By Beatriz E. Valenzuela

Several off-duty San Bernardino County Fire personnel at a three-day country music festival rendered aid and helped evacuate the injured immediately following the deadly Las Vegas shooting that killed 50 people and wounded more than 100 late Sunday night.

“We couldn’t be be more proud of their efforts!” posted Deputy Chief John Chamberlin on Facebook soon after reports of the shooting began to surface. His post was then shared by the union, San Bernardino County Professional Firefighters Local 935.

Message from #SBCoFD Deputy Chief Chamberlin. Tragic event tonight. Our thoughts are with all who are involved or dealing with this incident

— IAFF Local 935 (@SBCoFFLocal935) October 2, 2017

The post also indicated that a family member of a county fire worker had been struck “multiple times.”

“Among the dead is an LVMPD officer who was off-duty at the time,” according to a statement from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

We are sadden to report that one of the deceased from Sunday night’s shooting, was an off-duty #LVMPD police officer. #LVMPDnews

— LVMPD (@LVMPD) October 2, 2017

That officer’s name was not released Monday morning. There were also two on-duty officers injured, one of whom was upgraded recently from critical to stable condition. The other sustained non-life threatening wounds.

Country music star Jason Aldean was performing as part of the three-day country music event, the Route 91 Harvest Festival, when LVMPD say a lone shooter identified as 64-year-old, Stephen Craig Paddock, of Mesquite, Nevada, opened fire on the crowd.

Paddock fired on more than 22,000 concert-goers from his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel about 10:08 p.m. Sunday, according to a news release from the LVMPD.

The LVMPD SWAT responded to the call, entered the hotel room and found the […]    

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