For Immediate Release
Monday, Oct. 2, 2017
Las Vegas – We are deeply saddened by the horrific tragedy that struck the Las Vegas Strip Sunday night. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this terrible incident. We commend the officers of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) and all our first responders for their swift action. At this time, the LVMPD is asking for blood donations to help those in need. United Blood Services is accepting donations at 6930 W. Charleston in Las Vegas; 601 Whitney Ranch Drive in Henderson; or at University Medical Center (UMC) inside the Delta Point Building at 901 N. Rancho Lane in Las Vegas.
If you are looking for loved ones, please call the hotline at 1-866-535-5654 or visit the family reunification center at LVMPD headquarters located at 400 S. Martin L. King Blvd., Building B.
The Family Resource Center, which was temporarily located at Metro HQ, is now up and running at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Metro asked families and friends who live in Las Vegas to physically go to the center if they are seeking to find a loved one. Due to technical difficulties, there is a new hotline for families to call if they have a missing relative. The number is (800) 536-9488.This is still an active investigation. The Federal Bureau of Investigations is asking for anyone with videos or photos concerning the shooting to call 1-800-CALLFBI or (800) 225-5324.
About Friends of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation
The Friends of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation was established in 1999 as the non-profit arm for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. The Foundation’s mission is to raise funds to support LVMPD programs that make southern Nevada a safer place to live, work and visit. Donations are directed to initiatives including updated equipment for the Department, advanced officer training, support for the families of fallen officers, higher education scholarships for children of officers and Every 15 Minutes, a program which aims to reduce traffic fatalities by educating new teen drivers on the safest ways to travel the roads. To donate or for more information visit lvmpdfoundation.org. Friends of LVMPD Foundation is a 501(c)3. Federal Tax ID number 88-0429730.