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Wednesday, 04 October 2017 14:54

Las Vegas Shooting to Change Security Priorities, Experts Say

(TNS) - Sunday's mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip might not have been preventable from a security standpoint, but lessons learned from it figure to alter how authorities prepare for major events and respond to potential tragedies, experts said.

“The sad fact is we will never prevent these,” said emergency management consultant Michael DeCapua, an adjunct professor at Concordia University's Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness in Portland, Ore.

“Each incident changes how we plan and how we react,” DeCapua said. “It's a constant process of analysis, looking at the plans, training and exercising.”

The Las Vegas massacre that left at least 58 dead and more than 500 people injured could result in increased emphasis on ensuring that the environment surrounding an event venue is secure, said Laura Dugan, a professor of criminology and criminal justice at the University of Maryland.

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