'Devastated': Colorado officials react to deadly Las Vegas Strip shooting

'Devastated': Colorado officials react to deadly Las Vegas Strip shooting
Posted at 10:15 AM, Oct 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-02 13:11:17-04

DENVER – Elected officials from Colorado are reacting to the shooting on the Las Vegas Strip that has left at least 58 people dead and 515 injured.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper:

“Our prayers and hearts are with the victims and families in Las Vegas. We salute first responders, heroes one and all. #prayforvegas”

Hickenlooper ordered all flags be flown at half-staff through sunset Friday to honor the victims of the attack.

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo.

“My family and I are praying for the families of those injured and killed in Las Vegas last night. The horrific images we are seeing and the stories we will learn about the innocent victims that lost their lives are going to be something that this nation will never forget. May God bless the victims and thank you to our first responders for preventing further loss of life.”

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo.

“Devastating news. Our hearts go out to all of the victims and their families in Las Vegas.”

Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo.

“Absolutely heartbreaking news coming out of Las Vegas overnight. Praying for the victims, their families and first responders.”

Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo.

“Devastated to wake up to the news of the tragic, senseless violence that happened in Vegas. Our thoughts are w/ all the victims & families.”

Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo.

“My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the victims and their families of this horrific massacre in Las Vegas and my thanks for the first responders who took down the shooter and evacuated the wounded.”

Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo.

“Devastated to wake up to the news of another horrifying mass shooting. Praying for all the victims and everyone affected. #LasVegas”

Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo.

“Deeply saddened to hear the horrific news from Las Vegas. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this tragedy and their families. Call the Family Info Line for information about locating loved ones: 1-866-535-5654 #lasvegas”

Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo.

“Monstrous attack in #LasVegas. America is once again a scene of senseless mayhem. The victims, families & 1st responders are in our hearts.”

Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo.

“I’m praying for all those impacted by the evil events in Las Vegas last night. Our country must stand together in support of the families of the victims and the community. #LasVegas”