Las Vegas Shooting Touches Wyoming
Written by Andrew-Rossi on October 3, 2017
The shooting in Las Vegas has affected many people in Wyoming who had family or friends at the concert Sunday.
A 1985 graduate of Riverton High School and an employee of the City of Gillette was wounded in Sunday night’s horrific shooting in Las Vegas that has claimed at least 59 lives. Clint Burton was at the Route 91 Harvest festival, covering the event for his on-line magazine, Backstage Music. During the shooting he was wounded in the thigh, according to an article on the website County10.
In response to the shooting, Governor Matt Mead, pursuant to President Donald Trump’s Proclamation issued yesterday, has ordered both the U.S. and State of Wyoming flags be flown at half-staff statewide from sunrise until sunset through Friday, October 6, in respect for the victims of the shooting in Las Vegas.
David Bush, spokesman for Governor Mead, says that the governor sent a letter of support yesterday to Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval. Governor Mead also issued a formal statement yesterday, saying, quote, “This is a tragic and heinous act of cowardice. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and the people of Nevada.” Endquote.
As of this morning, 59 people had died and over 500 were taken to hospitals after a lone shooter opened fire with automatic weapons into a crowd full of people attending the country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip.