BOSTON (CBS) — Gov. Charlie Baker and Mayor Marty Walsh expressed their condolences Monday morning after a shooting at a music festival on the Las Vegas strip that has become the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
At least 50 people were killed and more than 200 were wounded when a sole gunman opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival from a nearby hotel.
Other local leaders offered their thoughts and prayers.
Congressman Seth Moulton also tweeted about the shooting, and added a call for action from Congress.
One Las Vegas Metro Police Department officer was killed in the shooting.
Passengers arriving at Logan Airport from Las Vegas Monday morning told WBZ-TV they were shocked and heartbroken to learn what happened in the city they had just left.
“I knew a couple people that I had met who said they were going, so I’m sad about that because I don’t have a way to find out if they’re okay because I don’t really know them,” said a Cambridge resident who would only give her first name as Davina.
She said she was checking on friends who were still in Vegas but safe in their hotel rooms.
“I’m just really heartbroken to get all of this news as soon as we land after such a great trip,” she said.
Chantelle Walton of Foxboro said she learned about the shooting from a wave of text messages upon landing.
“I had no idea what happened, and then I just kind of got an influx of text messages making sure that I was okay and I’m just really sad to hear what had happened and I had no idea,” she said. “I’m checking in on friends that are still left in Vegas.”
Walton said she was sad because there were children and “all groups of people” at the festival.
“It gives you chills to kind of think that you were just right there walking around and I’m kind of shocked,” she said.
Another man said he drove through a crowd of concert-goers fleeing the scene as he was on his way to the airport.
“When we were driving down one of the streets there was like hundreds of people running away,” he said.