Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement about a violent attack in Las Vegas, Nev., where more than 50 people were killed and hundreds more were injured:
“The senseless acts of violence in Las Vegas are horrifying and incomprehensible. Our hearts are with all those affected by last night’s shooting.
“Jordan McIldoon of Maple Ridge was among those who lost their lives. He was 23 years old. The flags at the Parliament Buildings in Victoria and Provincial Government Buildings in Maple Ridge will be dropped to half-mast to honour him.
“To Jordan’s family, and the family and friends of all those who have lost their lives, we offer our condolences and support.
“I want to express my heartfelt thanks to the first responders, who put themselves in harm’s way by running toward gunfire in an effort to save lives.
“When dark acts seek to shake our faith in humanity, we look to those who have come forward to help. Their selfless acts of heroism are what build the strong and caring communities we all want to be a part of.”