For Immediate Release
Oct. 2, 2017
Mi Familia Vota Expresses Condolences to Victims and Families of Las Vegas Shooting
LAS VEGAS, NV – Following the deadliest shooting in U.S. history, Mi Familia Vota (MFV) state director Alicia Contreras issued the following statement:
“As members of the Las Vegas community, Mi Familia Vota, staff and volunteers are devastated by the shooting that resulted in the loss of so many lives at the Route 91 Harvest Festival near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
“We send our deepest condolences to the families of the concert goers who were killed — at least 58 — and pray for the recovery of hundreds of others who were wounded.
“The horrifying sounds from the rapid fire rifle that can be heard on videos from the scene are sorrowful reminders of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, as well as other tragedies in San Bernardino and Sandy Hook.
“The normality of mass shootings needs to end, and every Nevadan, indeed, every American, needs to work together to make this happen.
“This attack could have claimed even more lives, had it not been for the bravery of our first responders. Our community is eternally grateful for their heroic work.”
For those wishing to donate blood, we encourage you to go to University Medical Center at 1800 West Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89102. For information go to www.unitedbloodservices