SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) — Over a dozen off-duty San Diego police officers who went to the Route 91 Music Festival are reportedly safe.
Authorities confirmed Monday none of them were injured in the mass shooting that took place at the concert on Sunday.
Chief Shelley Zimmerman tweeted overnight a message of support for the victims, promising San Diego Police Department is monitoring the situation.
San Diego Fire-Rescue chief Brian Fennessy also released a statement expressing his condolences:
SD Fire-Rescue sends our condolences and prayers to all those affected by this horrific and tragic shooting.
Several of our firefighters (off duty) are in Las Vegas. At this point we believe they are safe but we will continue to gather information as to their status.
Distraught doesn't begin to describe the family of Jermaine Barnes, a Mountain View man left with life-threatening brain injuries after he was hit by a car Friday night outside of his home.
Gun owners were given the chance to trade in their unwanted firearms for cash or a skateboard at a gun buyback event hosted by local police and faith leaders on Saturday.
More than 140 children received early Christmas gifts Saturday thanks to a local church and the county's bravest men and women.
The replacement event for the long-running but now-defunct Chargers Blood Drive was held Saturday at the Town & Country Resort and Convention Center.
A five-county funeral procession will be held Sunday for a San Diego firefighter who died battling the Thomas Fire.
After 10 days of destruction, the Lilac Fire was 100 percent contained Saturday, fire officials announced.
A 32-year-old Cal Fire engineer from northern San Diego County was killed Thursday while fighting the massive Thomas Fire in Ventura County.
San Diego County's inland valleys and mountains remain under a red flag warning Friday morning due to high temperatures, dry air and gusty Santa Ana winds creating dangerous fire conditions.
A candlelight vigil was held Friday evening in El Cajon to remember the Granite Hills High School senior killed in a car crash on Monday.