Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Local Headlines

Police Say Pennsylvania Engineer Killed In Las Vegas Attack

mandalay_bay_las_vegas_shooting.jpg
John Locher
/
AP
The Mandalay Bay resort and casino, right, overlooks an outdoor festival grounds across the street, left, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. Authorities say Stephen Craig Paddock broke the windows on the casino and fired into a crowd of concert goers, killing 58.

An engineer from south central Pennsylvania is among those killed in Sunday night's mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas.

Shippensburg Police said in a Facebook post Tuesday that Bill Wolfe Jr. was one of the 59 people killed when a man opened fire on the crowded concert grounds from an upper floor of a nearby casino hotel.

It is with the most of broken hearts, the families of Bill Wolfe Jr. and his wife Robyn share that Bill has been confirmed to be among the deceased as a result of the mass attack in Las Vegas. Please continue to hold our entire family as well as those affected across the nation in your unending prayers. At this time we ask that you respect the families privacy during this horrific time. Thank you.

The owner of a surveying and engineering firm says Wolfe had previously worked for him as a professional engineer, contributing to several major projects.

Carl Bert describes Wolfe as personable, fun, easy to work with and a devoted Christian.

Wolfe's father, Bill Wolfe Sr., was Shippensburg borough manager for many years.

The Chambersburg Public Opinion says Wolfe and his wife, Robyn, were celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary in Las Vegas.