Illinois' Political Leaders Respond to Mass Shooting in Las Vegas

Oct 2, 2017

As the country woke up to news of the deadly killing in Las Vegas, Illinois' House and Congressional leaders issued public responses to the atrocity. 

Police officers stand along Las Vegas Boulevard on Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Las Vegas. Police say part of the Strip has been closed down after a shooting.
Credit John Locher / AP Photo

Rep. Cheri Bustos issued a statement that says she’s praying for the victims and their families. Bustos, a Democrat, also stresses the urgent need for solutions to prevent more mass shootings from happening in the future.  

Shortly after, Sen. Tammy Duckworth, also a Democrat, sent an email statement, saying  "such senseless and horrifying acts of violence have no place in America or any other nation." Duckworth also thanked first responders for their bravery. 

Several other politicians shared condolences and sentiments on Twitter, including Gov. Bruce Rauner. 

By 11:00am, the death count had risen to nearly 58 victims.