Chicagoans respond to the shooting in Las Vegas
Last night, a tragedy shook the nation. Shots rang out in Las Vegas at the Route 91 Country Music Festival. The gunman shot an automatic rifle from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel, killing at least 50 people and leaving more than 400 others injured. The gunmen has been identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock. There have not been any details released about his motives. The Chicago Police Department released a statement:
"Our deepest condolences and prayers are with those lost and injured by this unspeakable tragedy. We have been receiving real-time updates from Las Vegas Metro PD and there are no links to Chicago and no information at this time that this was part of a larger effort or tied to any terror act. The suspect has been identified and we will continue to monitor the incident."
Mass shooting and attacks of this nature leave many afraid, confused, and questioning the current state of safety in their city. Jon Hansen from The Jam talked with a few Chicagoans this mornings about their reaction to the horrific event.