A 10-year civilian employee of the Manhattan Beach Police Department was killed in Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas and an off-duty officer was shot and wounded, police said.
Rachael Parker, 33, a records technician, was shot during the Route 91 Harvest festival and died in a hospital, according to a news release. Records show she lived in Long Beach, and her family resides in Spokane, Washington.
“She was employed with the Manhattan Beach Police Department for 10 years and will be greatly missed,” the department said.
A sworn officer also was shot and sustained minor injuries, but was not named.
Both were with a group of four off-duty Manhattan Beach police employees who attended the country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. The two other civilian employees were unharmed.
At least 59 people were killed and more than 500 were injured when a gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino after 10 p.m. Sunday
The shooter, Stephen Craig Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada, died from a self-inflicted wound, authorities said.
Manhattan Beach Police Officer Kristie Colombo said grief counselors were at the station Monday.
Police Chief Eve Irvine and other members of the department traveled to Las Vegas to be with the employees.
According to KXLY, a TV news station in Spokane, Parker attended Cheney High School.
Her mother, Robin Monter, told the station Parker was “brilliant and had a heart of gold,” and volunteered with the elderly and the homeless.
Monter said she immediately flew to Las Vegas after learning her daughter had been killed, KXLY reported.
She said her daughter started out as a parking enforcement officer in the department.
Manhattan Beach Mayor David Lesser said Tuesday’s City Council meeting will be adjourned in memory of Parker and Manhattan Beach Middle…