Youth Caucus of America joins the nation in expressing its horror, shock, and grief regarding the events that occurred in at the Route 91 music festival and the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Police Department has confirmed that there were at least 59 dead and 527 injured. Many hotels on the Las Vegas strip close to the scene were placed on police lockdown and parts of Las Vegas Boulevard were shut. While the gunman has been identified, the Las Vegas Police Department has not established a motive for the attack.
The thoughts and prayers of Youth Caucus of America are with those who were affected by the tragedy.