Santa Clara Responds to Las Vegas Tragedy

Santa Clara Responds to Las Vegas Tragedy

By Robert Haugh

The deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history happened Sunday night in Las Vegas. At least 59 people were senselessly killed and 527 injured when a gunman opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival. He was shooting from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, Levi’s’ Stadium will host Coldplay for a major concert. We hope for a safe evening for everyone.

Below is a City of Santa Clara statement regarding the Las Vegas shooting, released yesterday, October 2, 2017.

As home to Levi’s Stadium, California’s Great America Amusement Park, and the Santa Clara Convention Center, the City of Santa Clara regularly and routinely works diligently with numerous law enforcement agencies to prevent, protect and, should the need arise, respond to public safety threats.

The Santa Clara Police Department has strict requirements relative to safety standards and enforcements in place, particularly for the city’s large venues, and constantly rehearses preventative and response procedures with regional and national law enforcement agencies.

The Police Department and the City’s Stadium Authority continuously refine public safety plans after each stadium event, including before, during and after hosting Super Bowl 50, to ensure our community is safe and accessible. The Santa Clara Police Department remains vigilant in keeping safety of the community and visitors as the number one priority.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families of those affected by this senseless tragedy in Las Vegas,” said Lisa M. Gillmor, Mayor of Santa Clara. “The City of Santa Clara stands together With the Las Vegas community.”

The flags at City Hall have been lowered to half-staff in a show of respect for those affected by this tragedy.

Any concerns about public safety and neighborhood protection may be addressed by calling the Santa Clara Police Department’s non-emergency phone line at (408) 615-5580. In the event of an emergency, please call 9-1-1.

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