NLC Statement in Response to Shooting in Las Vegas

WASHINGTON — October 2, 2017 — Following the news that at least 50 people were killed during a concert in Las Vegas, National League of Cities (NLC) CEO and Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony issued the following statement:

“Today, America’s cities stand with Las Vegas as we mourn the senseless tragedy that occurred last night. We stand with the families of victims who lost their lives, those who are injured, and the brave first responders and local officials who acted swiftly in the face of danger. We are here to support you during this difficult time.

“This horrible act of violence occurred in a unique American community that brings together millions from across the nation and around the world. This act of violence affects us all. On behalf of America’s city leaders, our thoughts and prayers are with Las Vegas.”

The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.