What local officials are saying about the Las Vegas shooting

“Yet again, Americans awoke today to news of a horrific, senseless shooting.” —Sen. Patty Murray

Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Las Vegas and Clark County impacted by the horrendous shooting last night. All first responders and civilians who assisted are heroes. They serve as a reminder of those dedicated to keeping us safe here in Snohomish County and across the country, and those who rise to the occasion in the midst of unspeakable tragedy.”

Gov. Jay Inslee

“It’s difficult to conceive of the horrific violence suffered in Las Vegas last night. Trudi and I, and all Washingtonians, pray for the hundreds wounded or fighting now for their lives, and grieve for the dozens killed.

“Law enforcement responded with incredible courage, and responders immediately began treating the hundreds of victims. There are already heroic stories emerging of strangers protecting those near them during the shooting.

“We can draw inspiration from those stories as we heal together in the days and weeks to come. This horrific act has shaken us all to our core.”

Sen. Patty Murray

“Yet again, Americans awoke today to news of a horrific, senseless shooting that left so many innocent people dead and forced our first responders to risk their lives and run head first into chaos. As a mother and grandmother myself, my heart hurts for the many parents who just got the call that their child is among the victims

“Like so many people, I refuse to believe the politics are too tough to come together to enact common sense policies and do whatever we possibly can to keep our children safe — or that we should sit by as innocent Americans suffer rampant gun violence that is unmatched in any other country in the world. Many people may read this and say now is not the time to talk about gun safety, but like so many moms and dads in our country, I want to know — if not now, when?”

Rep. Rick Larsen

“This morning, I woke up to the tragic news of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. More than 50 people have been killed and hundreds of others have been wounded. I ask that everyone continue to support those who were affected, including local law enforcement, and offer strength, courage and healing to the Las Vegas community.”

Rep. Dave Reichert (former King County Sheriff)

“My heart breaks for the families of the victims, the wounded, and all those impacted by last night’s tragic, senseless, and evil event and I continue to pray for those being treated in the hospital. Targeting innocent individuals enjoying time with family and friends is beyond evil and cowardly. As this tragedy continues to be investigated, we must all be thankful for the incredible bravery and swift action of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, all first responders, as well as local trauma center personnel. We must remain resilient as one nation.”

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