NBA Community Reacts to Devastating Las Vegas Shooting
We all woke up this morning to disastrous news coming from Las Vegas.
In what President Trump labeled as “an act of pure evil”, a 64-year old man named Stephen Paddock opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel in the earlier hours of Monday morning, shooting towards an open-air music festival attended by an estimated 22,000-civilians.
Killing himself in the process before police were able to enter his room, 10 guns were found on the scene. According to Las Vegas police, 55-people have been proclaimed dead with over 500-others injured. While the Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the most devastating mass shooting on American soil, the FBI have found now connection to this point.
FBI Special Agent Aaron Rouse told a news conference: “We have determined at this point no connection to an international terrorist organisation.”
As investigations continue and the wounded are catered too, the NBA community took to social media to respond to this morning horrific tragedy.
Heartfelt condolences to the victims, families & those impacted by the tragedy in Las Vegas.
— NBA (@NBA) October 2, 2017
Pray for Vegas!! 🤦🏾♂️. What the hell is going on people!?!? My prayers sent to the heavens above for all the families 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/wDpwZ7g4Pz
— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 2, 2017
Goodmorning, continue to keep love in our hearts. Spread love always. My heart out to all those affected by Vegas shooting. #prayforpeace
— Iman Shumpert I (@imanshumpert) October 2, 2017
— John Wall (@JohnWall) October 2, 2017
It’s funny how this sicko is already being labeled “ mentally ill “.
— DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins) October 2, 2017
Praying for everyone In Vegas
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) October 2, 2017
On behalf of BallnRoll, we hope all those affected by this tragedy are safe and we send out our condolences to all of those who have lost their loved ones.