LAS VEGAS – The Nevada chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today responded to reports of a shooting yesterday that killed one person and injured another in a bus outside the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. According to information made public by law enforcement officials, the shooter, an unidentified male in his 50s, used a handgun to randomly open fire on passengers. The shooter surrendered after a four-hour standoff with the police on the two story bus.
STATEMENT FROM ELIZABETH BECKER, VOLUNTEER CHAPTER LEADER WITH THE NEVADA CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:
“Yesterday, an innocent person’s life was taken and another is seriously injured because of senseless gun violence. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them and their families – but that is not enough. In a city as dynamic as Las Vegas, it’s important that our neighbors and the millions of tourists that visit every year feel safe. Everyday activities such as riding the bus should not leave us vulnerable to the threat of gun violence, so we must continue to fight for common-sense gun policies that help keep guns out of dangerous hands.”