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Clark County declares emergency following Las Vegas mass shooting

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Posted at 3:33 PM, Oct 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-02 18:39:26-04

Clark County has declared a state of emergency following Sunday's deadly concert mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Clark County Manager Yolanda King issued the proclamation Monday afternoon, citing a strain on "local public safety and first responder resources and left other parts of the community vulnerable," and "potential threats exist to the health, life, safety, and welfare of persons and property."

Declaring a state of emergency will allow the Clark County to become eligible for emergency assistance funding.

The declaration also cites Las Vegas' status as a popular tourist destination and "recent global events" that have shown to be attractive to individuals or groups seeking to harm others.

Sunday's shooting near Mandalay Bay casino-resort left at least 59 people dead and more than 500 people injured.

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