The City of Maple Ridge wishes to express our condolences to all the families that have been impacted by the Las Vegas shooting. In the last few hours we learned the sad news that a young man from our community was among those who perished. In the coming hours we will learn the names of many more of the victims. Families, friends and communities around the continent will be dealing with the loss of loved ones due to this random act of violence. That is the most difficult thing. Not knowing.
Our thoughts are with the first responders in Las Vegas, police, firefighters, ambulance personnel, nurses and doctors, who are dealing with this tragic event and working to save other victims of the shooting and investigate this crime. The burden of their work is immense today.
In the coming days and weeks we will learn more about the ‘who’ and ‘why’ of this incident but today our thoughts are focused on those who perished. Today we need to rally behind the family members, friends and co-workers of Jordan McIldoon as they process this terrible loss.