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Pennsylvania Capitol to be lit in honor of Las Vegas victims

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania is standing with the people of Nevada, who "awoke to sadness and fear that few can fathom," Gov. Tom Wolf said Monday.

The governor said the state will show its solidarity with Nevada by illuminating the Capitol in blue, gold, and green lights -- the colors of Nevada's flag -- Monday night.

"Each time - too often lately - when I learn of a mass causality incident like the shoot'ng in Las Vegas, I’m reminded of the words of a great Pennsylvanian, Fred Rogers, who said “Look for the helpers,'" Wolf said.

"Last night in Nevada, concertgoers experienced pure evil. Yet, despite the unimaginable terror and horror, we saw so many helpers. Police officers, some off-duty, who ran towards the shooter. Victims who stayed with the injured amid gunfire to try to keep them alive. Ordinary citizens who helped victims find shelter or get medical help by driving strangers to the hospital.   

"Today, let us all seek the strength of these helpers who put others before themselves. We must continue to work to reduce violence and seek ways to better keep our citizens, community gatherings, and first responders safe."

More than 50 people were killed and hundreds more were wounded by the gunfire. The shooter was found dead inside his room on the 32nd floor of a nearby hotel.


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