CEO of MGM Resorts releases statement following mass shooting in Las Vegas

Dozens killed, more than 500 hurt in shooting


At least 59 people were killed and more than 500 were injured in a mass shooting at a Jason Aldean concert in Las Vegas.

Jim Murren, the chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts, released the following statement about the incident:

"We are heartbroken for the victims, their families and our community.

"Our primary focus and concern in the hours since the shooting has been cooperating with law enforcement and taking actions to support the victims and their families, our guests and employees.

"To name just a few of these actions, we have made counselors available for employees and affected guests, created a dedicated hotline at 888-634-7111 to ensure out of town families of victims can arrange airfare and hotel accommodations to get to their loved ones, identified local transportation for guests who wish to donate blood or visit the injured and assisted guests whose travel has been disrupted.

"These efforts and more are being organized aggressively and are ongoing as we continue to get information and identify need.

"We’re grateful for all who have helped, first responders, the police, our employees and citizens who have acted in countless ways to assist. While information is still being gathered we are beginning to hear stories of great courage and humanity.

"We know that without the swift and brave actions of first responders the scale of damage would have been much greater. We know that in the midst of chaos and fear people acted to protect and save others -- those they knew and those they did not.

"In the coming days we will hear more of these stories as we grieve for the victims of this unspeakable tragedy.

"We’re working with law enforcement in every way possible. At the moment, we are deferring communications about the investigation to the FBI and Las Vegas Metro PD.

"Please pray for all the victims of this horrific event, our Las Vegas community, and all our employees who are working tirelessly to provide support at a very difficult time."

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