Two DPS personnel hurt in mass Las Vegas shooting

Posted at 10:07 AM, Oct 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-02 23:20:23-04

Two off-duty Arizona Department of Public Safety employees were injured in the shooting at a music festival in Las Vegas that killed 58 people and injured at least 515 others.

A trooper underwent surgery after he was struck in the hand and back side by shrapnel from the gunfire.

A DPS criminologist also suffered cuts and scrapes, but wasn't hit by a bullet or shrapnel.

Both have since been released from a hospital.

A dozen DPS employees were in Las Vegas for a homicide investigators conference.

Five off-duty officers from the Mesa Police Department also attended the festival.

The department says one Mesa officer suffered a minor injury, though the agency declined to provide specifics on the injury.

The Mesa officers weren't in Las Vegas for the homicide investigators conference.

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