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Off-Duty LAPD Officer, Two L.A. Sheriff's Employees Among Those Wounded In Las Vegas Shooting

Las Vegas police stand guard along the streets outside the the Route 91 Harvest country music festival grounds after a active shooter was reported on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada(Getty Images)
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At least two L.A. County Sheriff's Department employees and an off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officer were among those wounded in a mass shooting Sunday night in Las Vegas that left more than 50 people dead and hundreds wounded. City News Service reports that one of the Sheriff's Department employees is in critical condition, while the second "is displaying stable vital signs."

There were also at least seven off-duty members of the Los Angeles Fire Department in attendance at the concert, two of whom were struck by gunfire, according to a statement from LAFD Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas. "Thankfully, their wounds do not appear to be life-threatening," Terrazas said of the two firefighters injured in the mass shooting.

The injured LAPD officer, who works in LAPD's Foothill Division, was shot in the knee while attending the concert with friends, according to ABC 7.

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“While that officer is expected to make a full recovery, it is still unclear who else may have been injured trying to get to safety,” the LAPD told the L.A. Times. “We are still in the process of attempting to contact any additional LAPD employees who may have been at the concert and have a team in Las Vegas to help coordinate that effort.”

The incident, which occurred at a country music festival on the Las Vegas strip, is now the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.