The Pennsylvania State Police say there are troopers who receive special training to respond to situations like the mass shooting earlier this week in Las Vegas.
“Situations like the one that played out in Las Vegas is one of the worst fears of law enforcement,” State Police Spokesman Corporal Adam Reed said. “At the Pennsylvania State Police, we do a lot of training about mass shootings and active shooters and how we would respond if something like that were to happen.”
Reed says there are 70 members of the Pennsylvania State Police Special Emergency Response Team. They undergo special training on different tactical operations.
Pennsylvania State Police are also offering advice on what to do if you found yourself in an active shooter situation- run, hide or fight.
-The first step is run. Get out of the situation if you can.
-If you can’t exit, you should hide. Barricade yourself in a room. Turn the lights off. Silence your cell phone.
-If you can’t run or hide, you are left to fight. That means confronting the gunman and taking aggressive force to end the situation.
The mass shooting in Las Vegas is the deadliest shooting massacre in modern U.S. history, claiming the lives of at least 59 people and wounding more than 500. A man from central Pennsylvania was one of those killed.