As the story of the terrorist act in Las Vegas continues to develop, police departments nationwide are on high alert.
Late Sunday evening, a man opened fire from a hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel onto the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival. People on social media posted that shots were first fired at the beginning of a Jason Aldean performance.
Earl reports indicated that dozens were dead and hundreds taken to hospitals. The suspect was found dead in his hotel room by Las Vegas Police.
The Chicago Police tweeted earlier this morning that they are assured there is nothing to indicate this attack will be part of something larger.
We're receiving real-time updates from LVMPD- there are no links to Chicago and nothing to indicate it's a part of a larger terror act.
— Chicago Police (@Chicago_Police) October 2, 2017
Police department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi canceled all public events including the announcement of new body cameras that more than half of Chicago’s police force are supposed to now wear.
Today needs to be about the victims of Las Vegas. As such we are cancelling CPD public events and stand in support of all involved & @LVMPD
— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) October 2, 2017
As of this writing, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has not made any public statement. Illinois governor Bruce Rauner tweeted his support for first responders.
Prayers for all in Las Vegas. Terrible tragedy. First responders have our undying gratitude.
— Governor Rauner (@GovRauner) October 2, 2017
Locally, Chicagoans are encouraged to donate blood at their closest bloodbank.
The latest death toll In Las Vegas has increased to 58 people with over 500 injured and this story is continuing to develop.