LAS VEGAS — The Latest on the shooting in Las Vegas (all times local):
The sister of a suburban Denver police detective says he was among the 527 people injured in the mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas.
Detective Curtis Leoni called his family around 5 a.m. Monday and said he had been shot late Sunday and would survive.
The Englewood, Colorado, officer’s sister said her brother was at the concert on his own time.
Leoni’s sister spoke anonymously because she is a corrections officer in Colorado and did not want inmates to know about her personal life.
Leoni told his sister he did not know when he will be released from the hospital.
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People attending the country music concert targeted by the Las Vegas shooter have described scenes of horror as they realized what they first thought were fireworks were actually gunshots.
Jason Sorenson of Newport Beach, California, says he realized something was wrong when musicians left the stage.
He ran and says “we saw people with blood all over their shirts.”
Brandon Clack of La Palma, California, said Monday he heard many shots fired and the shooting that “went on for a long time, like 10 minutes.”
Concertgoers fled into casinos and crammed into cars to get away from the shooting.
Barbara Magro of Orange County, California, says “they were getting into people’s trucks. I saw one with about 20 people in the back.”
Nevada’s governor has signed a declaration of emergency for Clark County that directs all state agencies to assist local officials who have responded to the Las Vegas mass shooting.
Gov. Brian Sandoval’s spokeswoman Mari St. Martin says the governor also signed a public health disaster declaration Monday that temporarily allows doctors and nurses licensed from other U.S. states to practice in Nevada and help with the emergency response.
Authorities have said Stephen Craig Paddock killed 59 people and wounded hundreds more when he opened fire Sunday on an outdoor country music concert from a 32nd floor hotel tower.
Officials have said the victims were taken to five southern Nevada
Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo says several pounds of ammonium nitrate, a material used to make explosives, was found in the car of the man who authorities say killed 59 people and wounded 527 others on Sunday by firing down on a crowd of over 22,000 at an…