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Rachel Notley issues statement following mass shooting in Las Vegas

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DH Calgary Staff Oct 02, 2017 12:42 pm 113

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley released a statement Monday morning following the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

At least 58 people are believed dead, including a BC man and an Albertan, after a lone gunman apparently opened fire on a crowd of more than 22,000 concert goers.

More than 400 were also injured in the attack. The suspect, named by local authorities as Stephen Craig Paddock, 64, allegedly fired from his hotel room on the 32nd floor.

Authorities say Paddock then shot himself. The shooting is not being treated as a terrorist attack, and is still under investigation.

Among the dead are two Canadians: An unidentified Albertan and a man from BC.

 

Notley released a statement Monday morning:

“Albertans are shocked, outraged and unspeakably saddened by the horrifying attack on innocent people gathered to enjoy the season and fellowship at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nev.

“Albertans join the United States, Canada and the world in mourning those killed and in prayers for their loved ones, the more than 400 wounded, and the survivors of an act of violence that is almost beyond comprehension in a time of peace.

“Our thoughts also are with the police, first responders and always the brave citizens who rushed to aid the victims. We thank them for their courage and compassion.

“The people of Alberta join the world in hoping for the rapid and complete recovery of everyone who was wounded and traumatized. We stand with you in renewed vigilance against violence.”

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also released a statement on Monday.

Friends and relatives of Canadian citizens known to be in the area can contact Global Affairs Canada’s 24/7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre by calling 613-996-8885 or 1-800-387-3124, or by sending an email to [email protected].

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