Bakersfield PD Officer Among Injured In Deadly Las Vegas Shooting

Image courtesy of Clark County, NV

LAS VEGAS (KMJ/AP) — One Bakersfield Police officer is among the hundreds of people injured after what is now confirmed to be the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

The department has confirmed that one of its off-duty officers was shot during that incident in Las Vegas, when a shower of bullets rained down on the crowd attending the Route 91 Harvest music festival Sunday night. Other Bakersfield Police officers were also in attendance, but the department states that they were not in a position to return fire.

The gunman was located in the nearby Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, and identified as 64 year old Stephen Craig Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada. Clark County Sheriff’s Office later confirmed SWAT officers stormed his hotel room and found that he had killed himself.

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