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Local sports community reacts to mass shooting

Updated Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 | 1:20 p.m.

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UNLV hockey assistant coach Nick Robone. Courtesy UNLV hockey.

Nick Robone, an assistant coach of the UNLV hockey team, was one of the hundreds of people injured during last night’s shooting on the Las Vegas Strip.

Robone, who was attending the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival, was shot in the chest but is expected to make a full recovery, according to team officials. Robone underwent surgery to remove the bullet and spent the night in the Intensive Care Unit.

“Please keep our Asst. coach Nick Robone in your thoughts/prayers,” the team Tweeted. “We will update everyone on his conditions when more info is available.

The Golden Knights, which finished their final preseason game at T-Mobile Arena hours before the shooting took place, issued a statement.

“We extend our thoughts, prayers and heartfelt condolences to the victims, their families and all those affected by the tragic events that took place on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday night. We are grateful for our city’s brave first responders, law enforcement and medical personnel and the courage they demonstrated under unimaginable circumstances. We join in our city’s mourning and offer our full support to the people of Las Vegas to help grieve, heal and persevere.”

The Golden Knights canceled a fan fest scheduled for Tuesday night at The D Las Vegas. Players will instead make appearances in support of first responders and victims with details forthcoming. The Vegas Golden Knights Foundation is planning to donate money to relief efforts.

The shooting, which killed at least 58 and injured at least 515 people, evoked reaction from all over the sports world.

The Oakland Raiders issued the following statement:

“The Raiders family is shocked and saddened by the tragedy in Las Vegas and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, families and first responders. The heart of the Raider Nation goes out to Las Vegas.”

The Las Vegas 51s Tweeted this:

Sports stars, and Las Vegas natives, Bryce Harper, Kris Bryant, Brandon Marshall, DeMarco Murray Donnel Pumphrey, Steven Jackson and Jason Zucker also took to Twitter following the tragedy.

Jesse Granger can be reached at 702-259-8814 or [email protected]. Follow Jesse on Twitter at twitter.com/JesseGranger_.