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Orlando rings church bells in honor of Las Vegas shooting victims

06 October, 2017, 00:50 | Author: Kristen Ingram
  • The Mandalay Bay on the Las Vegas Strip. The dark lot to the right is the location of the Route 91 Harvest concert

While the attack does rank as the worst in recent and modern history, topping last year's Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, there have been worse in America. "This community, and the men women of OPD, know all too well the anguish that is gripping the residents, visitors and law enforcement community in Las Vegas".

"We grieve with the people of Las Vegas, and stand firmly with our brothers and sisters in law enforcement who are dealing with this tragedy".

From Las Vegas to NY to Orlando and even Los Angeles, thousands gathered in solidarity to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. "There have been many mass shootings since Pulse, and we've seen this play out where an incident like this happens and politicians who gladly take checks from the NRA engage ritualistically on this surface display of grief, and nothing happens", John Becker, a spokesperson for the organization's D.C. chapter, said. Reach out the Orlando United assistance Center by calling 407-500-HOPE.

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs also reacted to the shooting with a statement of solidarity with Las Vegas. "We are with you in spirit, prayer and deed throughout your journey".

Reps. Katherine Clark and Seth Moulton, both of MA, sat out the moment of silence, with Clark calling the event "a grisly House ritual".

"Their biggest need right now, like ours, is blood".

"The horror of their tragedy was so similar to ours", said Dr. Gary Parrish, ORMC medical director of the emergency department. But they came to his room, and the rooms of other victims, to help, to talk.

"Get involved, this unfortunately is not a new event", Ibrahim said. And if we don't want our own neighbors to be next, it's high time we set aside our differences and started to solve the problem'.

People can find out more at bleedingcontrol.org.

The hospital now has more translators available. He said it's not down to days, but weeks and months.

The two were among several congressional representatives who walked out of the chamber on June 13, 2016, to symbolize what they say is government inaction on gun control.

"If it's just a hug, holding their hand, we can truly identify what it is to hear shots and not know where they're coming from, and seeing people drop", said India Godman. "And it's not going to go away".

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