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Toppenish Chief of Police's daughter shot, injured in Las Vegas massacre

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

TOPPENISH, Wash. - The Toppenish Chief of Police says one of his children is recovering from her injuries after she was shot in the massacre that killed at least 59 during a country music festival in Las Vegas.

Police chief Curtis Ruggles' daughter was struck by one of the countless bullets fired Sunday, October 1 after gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire from the Mandalay Bay hotel into the crowd of concertgoers.

My heart aches with grief for the countless other families that have been affected by this shooting. I cannot fathom or even begin to understand the pain and devastation felt by the families that lost a loved one during this atrocity. Mine and my family's prayers go out to everyone.


Ruggles informed Action News his daughter has returned safely home and is recovering from her injuries.

"I am one of the fortunate ones who had their loved one returned to them," he said. "We need to continue focusing on the healing of the emotional and physical wounds that were inflicted during this senseless act."

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