DENVER (CBS4)– Denver Emergency Management officials are offering their condolences and prayers to the victims in Las Vegas after the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history.

The officials say they just trained just two weeks ago for a similar event, if one should ever happen in Denver.

Police form a perimeter around the road leading to the Mandalay Hotel (background) after a gunman killed at least 50 people and wounded more than 400 others when he opened fire on a country music concert in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 2, 2017.
The gunman who opened fire on concertgoers from 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel was found dead, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, when a police SWAT team burst in, authorities said Monday.They said at least eight weapons, including a number of long rifles, were found in the room from where 64-year-old Stephen Paddock rained automatic fire into thousands of terrified people attending a country music concert across the street.”We believe the individual killed himself prior to our entry,” Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said.
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Ryan Broughton, Executive Director of the Office of Emergency Management says they prepare a safety plan months before big concert and sporting events.

“We work very closely with our police fire and emergency medical services partners to practice how we deal with casualties of any type,” Broughton told CBS4 news partners at NewsRadioKOA.

“For example every police officer and every firefighter is trained in tactical casualty care … with a bleeding control kit … so they could respond to an incident here in Denver.”

Broughton said this is something they prepare for actively just like they prepare for snow storm and terrorism attacks.


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