Shortly after news broke of the Route 91 festival shooting, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer – who knows all too well what it’s like to have such a tragedy rattle your city – reached out to Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman.
“We’re thinking of you and praying for you. And anything we can do to assist you, we’re here to support you in any way we can,” he reportedly told her.
Dryer also published a heartfelt message on the city’s blog, letting Vegas know Orlando stands with them.
“We understand how they are feeling. We know what it is like to endure such a tragedy,” Dryer wrote. “And I believe it is our unique responsibility to share our knowledge and experience.”
Now in the aftermath of yet another mass shooting, Goodman is doing the same.
The Las Vegas Mayor reportedly sent her condolences to local government officials in Sutherland Springs, the small town in which a gunman opened fire on a church, killing 26 people, including children as young as five-years-old.
“This is so demonic and so tragic,” Goodman said in a statement Sunday afternoon. “We’re just sending our prayers and support from Las Vegas.”
The Mayor also lent her support on Twitter.
With our greatest sorrow and compassion. Las Vegas stands with you with our hearts broken and ready to help in anyway we can. #SutherlandSprings
— Carolyn G. Goodman (@mayoroflasvegas) November 5, 2017
And she’s not the only one. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department sent out their own thoughts and prayers Sunday night.
— LVMPD (@LVMPD) November 6, 2017
May we all keep Sutherland Springs in our thoughts during this horrific time.