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Posted: October 02, 2017

How to check on loved ones after deadly Las Vegas shooting


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How to check on loved ones after deadly Las Vegas shooting
A wounded person is walked in on a wheelbarrow as Las Vegas police respond during an active shooter situation on the Las Vegas Stirp in Las Vegas Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. Multiple victims were being transported to hospitals after a shooting late Sunday at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

By Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

LAS VEGAS —

UPDATE Oct. 3, 4:30 p.m. EDT:

In a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Las Vegas Police Department Sheriff Joeseph Lombardo said the original number is now back up and running for people to call for victim information and reuniting families. The number is 1 (866) 535-5654.
UPDATE Oct. 2, 8:30 p.m. EDT:

Las Vegas Police Department has changed the number family members can call to report loved ones missing or to check on their family members who were in Las Vegas during Sunday night’s shooting.

Original story Oct. 2 8:11 a.m.:

With more than 50 dead and more than 200 hurt in a deadly shooting in Las Vegas, many families are awaiting word on their loved ones who were attending the Route 91 Harvest concert on the Strip.

Police identified Stephen Paddock, 64, as the man who opened fire on concertgoers Sunday. They are currently searching his home and the room at the Mandalay Bay hotel where he was holded up during the shooting, CBS News reported. Paddock is local to the Las Vegas area, living in Mesquite, Nevada.

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Facebook is now being used as a point of contact for people in the area to check in, to tell their families that they are OK.

>>Las Vegas shooting: Live updates

A Facebook Safety Check was launched after the shooting.

Police also are telling people to call 1-866-535-5654 to check on their family members who were in Las Vegas during Sunday night’s shooting.

>>Photos: Deadly Las Vegas mass shooting


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